Luke Shaw: Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a positive impact on the Man Utd dressing room.

Zlatan used to 'kill players' in training if they were not working their socks off.

Ibrahimovic spent a little over 18months at Old Trafford and proved his worth to the United fans. (Image: Getty Images)

England full-back Luke Shaw has heaped praise on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, labelling the Swede a natural 'born winner'. Ibrahimovic joined the Red Devils on a free transfer in 2016 and he helped the club win three trophies during his brief spell at Old Trafford. The Swedish striker moved to the Premier League at the age of 35 and he proved he could cut it in the world's most competitive league. And, Shaw says the veteran left a lasting impact on his Manchester United teammates "He was mad," Shaw said on a Combat Corona Twitch FIFA competition. "I think he was what we needed in the dressing room. "He’s unbelievable, he still had the talent and even though he was a bit older he was still the amazing player that he had been. "But I think inside the dressing room he was great. He had a lot of jokes but I think when it got serious, and when he had to sort of put his foot down, you knew about it." The former Southampton defender continued: "I think he was a born winner. Even in little training games, if he didn’t win and you were on his team he would absolutely kill you. "So I think he got the best out of everyone when he was there, as in training-wise, because people couldn’t sort of [slack] off kind of because if you’re on his team and you lose, you’re dead. "And honestly you can ask anyone in the team, that was the situation. But I think everyone loved him and it was just disappointing that he got that bad injury."

More Football News On TFI:

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner told to sign for Bayern Munich.

Ex-Spurs keeper says his former club must get the right deal for Kane.

Roma boss Fonseca reveals transfer admission over Man Utd ace Smalling.

Photographs: The photographs on the site are not owned by Think Football Ideas and we do not claim ownership of these images by any means. All the images are the sole property of their respective owners. 


A huge thanks to Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Getty Images, Reuters, Action Images, PA Sport, and Marca.

        Advertise With Us