- Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Jose Mourinho has overtime proved that he is a top football manager
- The Swede legend believes the Portuguese can turn things around at Manchester United
- Ibrahimovic and Portuguese tactician formed a formidable pair since 2009 when they met at Inter Milan
Sweden legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed how Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho convinced him he is a top manager during their time at Serie A outfit Inter Milan and later at Manchester United.
According to a UK Mirror report citing BetHard, the big Swede, who enjoyed success stories with the Portuguese tactician at both Old Trafford and San Siro, believes the under-fire manager is a ‘Special One’ and will definitely, turn things around at Old Trafford.
“Why is Mourinho so special? First of all because he’s a winner - he has this winner mentality. He does everything to win," Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by BetHard.
"He knows the game. He reads the game well. He manipulates, not the game, but the minds of his own players.
"I remember when he came first time in Inter, he made everybody give 200 per cent - but not for the team, not for the club, for him.
"And that for me makes him very special, because when he came out on the big stage he was something different.
"He was not that classical coach. I remember I had (Fabio) Capello. Capello was hard, was discipline, was respect. Mourinho brought that but at the same time brought something else: character.
"He had different character, this way of expressing himself,” stressed Ibrahimovic, who alongside Mourinho were often branded ‘arrogant’.
But Ibrahimovic, who netted 29 goals in a single season with Mourinho in Italy, claiming the Serie A title, alongside another 29 in 53 appearances during their reunion as Man United claimed both the Europa League and League Cup, says that such utterances can only be blamed on ignorance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Manchester United legend and Wales manager Ryan Giggs has firmly backed under pressure United manager Jose Mourinho and said that he should definitely stay as manager.
Mourinho's has had his worst days as United gaffer so far this season with many fans feeling dissatisfied by their teams lackluster display in the new season.
ESPN reported that Wales manager Giggs was present when his former team was booed off at Old Trafford following a frustrating draw against Valencia in the Champions League.
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