Swede claims ‘Wazza’ would not be able to score goals like he can though.
Paris Saint-Germain front man Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to quit the Premier League champions and join him in the French capital, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The skilful England international’s future at Old Trafford has been put in grave doubt of late after previous Red Devils head coach Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Rooney had asked to leave the club towards the backend of last season.
And, despite the fact that Rooney and his advisers have subsequently denied that the striker ever handed in a transfer request, for long periods during the summer window it had appeared likely that the 27-year-old had played his last game for the Premier League giants.
However, with Ferguson having since been replaced at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ by former Everton boss David Moyes, the man who handed Rooney his Premier League debut with the Toffees, the Englishman has decided to remain in the north west, for now at least.
But Swedish forward Ibra has told his fellow attacker to try out a new challenge in his already glittering and trophy-laden career by swapping the Premier League champions for the Ligue 1 title holders.
“When there was talk of Wayne Rooney joining us in Paris it was a prospect that excited me,” said Ibrahimovic.
“I don’t just want to play with just great players I want to play with technically great players – and that is what he is.
“You can work on the technical side of your game – but it is not something you can be taught.
“You either have it or you don’t – and Rooney does.
“I think he made it clear in the summer that he wanted a fresh challenge – and things have not been going so well for Manchester United this season.
“If he still wants to move next summer or even in January I would urge him to come and play with me in Paris.
“The only direction this club is going is up, but if he did join he would have to get used to the fact that Zlatan scores even better goals than he does.”