Zlatan Ibrahimovic has advised Manchester United to build their future around two key players in Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
The resurgence of Pogba and Rashford under interim manager Solskjaer may have prompted Zlatan to make this call considering how they have both lifted United to challenge for the Champions League positions.
Both players combined on multiple occasions to win games for the Red Devils- reminiscent of the Spurs game where Pogba’s pass to Rashford sealed the winner.
🗣 “Class of 92? They’re on TV complaining all the time because they’re not active in the club. If you want to work in the club, go search for work in the club. So you can’t be on TV always complaining and criticising. You’ve had your time, we know it.”
– Zlatan Ibrahimović. pic.twitter.com/eZBcfHbcVG
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) March 19, 2019
And the former United man feels other quality additions to the squad should get behind both Pogba and Rashford because they both have the world at their feet.
“I think Paul Pogba has the potential to be the best player in the world in his position,” Zlatan explained, speaking during a special sit down interview in Los Angeles via the Daily Mail.
“He is a good guy, he trains hard, he listens, he wants to become better, he wants to win. He wants to perform in every game.”
Zlatan also responded to the criticism meted out on Pogba due to his inconsistent form in the past by saying it’s only a phase in the player’s career.
“Things happening outside do not really bother him because when you are at that level, everyone will speak. Positive, negative, in between, everybody.
“Rashford is the future of Manchester United. In the beginning, I saw him more as an individual – now he is playing more for the collective. He is using his quality more for the team, not for himself only.
Zlatan Ibrahimović: "Rashford is the future of Manchester United. He has big potential and a big future with the club and the special thing is that he comes from the academy. I think he has no limits.” pic.twitter.com/ipZ8CSRa65
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) March 18, 2019
“He has big potential and a big future with United and the special thing is that he comes from the academy. I think he has no limits.”
Solskjaer’s men will now channel their energy to secure a top-four spot as they aim to go all the way in the Champions League following their F.A Cup exit to Wolves.
They will need Pogba and Rashford to drag the team on to more success stories in the remainder of the campaign.