Man Utd legend: "Ibrahimovic has been terrific."

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson hailed "terrific" Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swede's hat-trick helped the Reds beat Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on Thursday. Ibrahimovic has now scored 23 goals in 35 games in all competitions for United this season and Robson recognises how the former AC Milan and PSG striker's influence has help bring the most out of his team-mates at Old Trafford. "Ibrahimovic has been terrific. He has an unbelievable record whichever league he's played in," the England great said. "He's a personality and that's what he has brought to Man United. It's rubbed off on the other players and has improved their performance. "It's great that he is up to 20 goals already in all competitions and that's why he's been brought to the club."

Read More: The old United are on their way back. Robson reckons the signings made last summer (Zlatan, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly) have been key to how Jose Mourinho's side are performing, in the Europa League and also in the Premier League. "Jose's signings have made a major impact on the team and squad," the United great who won two Premier League title at Old Trafford said.

"We started off really well, winning the first three games but then we went on a bit of a dip after too many draws. "The last 20 games in all competitions the players have done really well. They understand what he wants and he's got used to the players." United face Blackburn next in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Read More: Arjen Robben backs Pep Guardiola.

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