Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he has different qualities to Romelu Lukaku and says the Belgian’s arrival at Old Trafford has made the club stronger.
The 35-year-old signed a new one-year deal with the club on Thursday and is working hard in training to be fit by the end of the year.
Jose Mourinho signed Romelu Lukaku in a £75million deal from Everton when it looked as though Ibrahimovic may not return to the club and the Belgian striker took the Swede’s number nine shirt.
However, Ibrahimovic insists he’s delighted to see Lukaku at Old Trafford and hinted the pair can play together.
‘I’m happy he [Lukaku] came,’ Ibrahimovic told ESPN.
‘The team is much stronger than last season. We lost Rooney, who is a legend at the club, but we bought three new players.
With these three new players the team is stronger.
‘Signing Lukaku makes us even stronger because he has different qualities from me as a striker and from Rashford as a striker.
‘He’s a powerful guy and he will bring some extra quality in the game.’
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Lukaku has made a blistering start to life at Old Trafford, scoring four goals in three games for the club.
The Belgian is likely to remain first choice after Ibrahimovic’s arrival but it will be interesting to see if Mourinho can fit the pair into the same line-up.