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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a message of encouragement for his Manchester United teammates

Sri Nishanth
5.00K   //    08 Oct 2016, 18:09 IST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Zlatan has been one of the most consistent strikers in the last few years

Manchester United’s superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been preparing intensely for their trip to Merseyside later this month to face Liverpool and the Swedish striker has urged his teammates to follow his example.

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The Swede posted an image of himself following what seems like an intense workout session on the treadmill. He was seen wearing an elevation training mask, a training apparatus that has recently gained massive popularity.

His look bears similarity to Bane, the primary antagonist in The Dark Knight Rises movie.

The caption read: "There is no free time, there is hard work and objectives."


There is no free time, there is hard work and objectives

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The ex-Swedish international is expected to spearhead the Manchester United attack when they take on Jurgen Klopp's men after the international break this season. 

Ibrahimovic will be returning to Anfield after eight years; his last encounter was with former team Inter Milan team when had a frustrating night in Liverpool in a Champions League clash. 

Inter went down of 2-0 to Liverpool and Zlatan will be determined to make sure that the same doesn’t happen when he travels back to Anfield with his new team.

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Manchester United have looked much better in their last two games in the Premier League after Jose Mourinho has took a tough decision to drop captain Wayne Rooney from the starting 11.

This has given Paul Pogba much more space to work his magic and express himself. However, Mourinho will be expecting much more from the Frenchman as the season progresses.

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera also spoke highly of the Swede.

"He's unbelievable," said Herrera. "He doesn’t lose one training session. He trains every day at his best trying to get everyone at their highest level; He is very, very aggressive and demanding but in a good way because every day he wants to win every training session and he wants everyone with him to win to keep working so we are very lucky to have Zlatan with us.”

"If you see a game and you don’t know Zlatan’s age you could think he was only 28 or 29 and that is good for us,” added Herrera. 

"He's an example for every one of us, not just the young players. I am not young, not old, I’m in the middle at 26 and he is an example for me as well. When you behave as a professional you can be at a top club at 35.” 

Manchester United play Liverpool on 17th October, followed by games against Fenerbahce, Chelsea and Manchester City

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Sri Nishanth
Third year Sports Management student studying at Loughborough University. From Chennai, India and based in Loughborough, UK.
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