Fans may be concerned that the presence of superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will inhibit the growth of rising star Marcus Rashford for Manchester United, but Jose Mourinho seems far-less fazed – and much more encouraged.
According to the Daily Mail, Mourinho feels that Zlatan’s experience combined with Rashford’s youth and potential will create a in Man United’s front line moving forward.
‘Thirty-four is his (Zlatan’s) age plus 18 Marcus Rashford’s age,’ Mourinho said in a recent interview. ‘Thirty-four plus 18 divided by two is the perfect age for a football player.
‘So our two strikers are exactly in the perfect age, because 18 is not the perfect age, 34 is not.
‘So I think they can be an amazing complement for each other.’
Rashford became a fan-favorite at Old Trafford this past season after a phenomenal debut in the Europa League followed by a brace in his Premier League debut against Arsenal. He finished the 2015-16 season with eight goals in just 18 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils and replaced Wayne Rooney and Antohny Martial as the starting forward.
However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played the bulk of his career as the starting forward, and for his salary won’t be likely be playing on the wing. He scored a career-high 38 goals in Ligue 1 and 50 in all competitions.
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