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Marcus Rashford: Learning from Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been amazing

Published 10/10/2016

Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford, pictured, believes he is benefiting from playing alongside the experienced Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford, pictured, believes he is benefiting from playing alongside the experienced Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has praised the positive effect fellow forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had on him since the former Sweden international's arrival in the summer.

Ibrahimovic, 35, joined United on a free transfer after leaving Paris St Germain and in addition to the impact he has had on the pitch with six goals in 11 appearances, his influence on the players around him has also been significant.

Rashford believes he has already learned much from the hugely experienced striker, who has won 31 trophies during his career at clubs such as Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan and Ajax, and thinks his fellow younger team-mates are also benefiting.

"It has been amazing," the 18-year-old Rashford, currently on international duty with England's senior squad, told Inside United magazine.

"We've got a lot of world-class players in the team, especially in the forwards like Zlatan and Wayne (Rooney).

"For the young lads we can't ask for anything better. The likes of me, Anthony (Martial) and Jesse (Lingard) - watching these forwards play and how they train, their mentality, is so important.

"You can't ask for more. Zlatan is very easy to speak to and he's easy to get along with.

"The way he approaches every game is about winning. He wants to win, regardless of the opponent, whether we are home or away, whatever the odds, he always wants to find a way to win.

"That mentality is what you need to be at the top level. That is where he is and where he has been for years."

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