Rooney thrilled to link-up with Zlatan

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Shakes Mashaba
  • Post published:July 25, 2016

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is looking forward to working with Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old is set to link up with Ibrahimovic for the first time on Thursday for their pre-season training.

The 34-year-old joined the Reds on July 1, but did not fly to China for Tour 2016, because he was afforded an extended holiday to recharge his batteries after playing at Euro 2016, reports the Manchester United website.

The former Swedish international could potentially make his unofficial debut against Galatasaray in Gothenburg on Saturday and Rooney is relishing the chance to play with the former PSG striker.

‘I am looking forward to it,’ Rooney said.

‘I think he has been one of the best strikers in world football over the last 10 years and he has always won trophies everywhere he has been.

‘He is a huge character so I am looking forward to getting back, training with him and hopefully forming a good partnership and being successful together.’

Rooney was also asked for his opinion on working with new manager Mourinho and the club captain spoke optimistically about the prospect of working with a manager of his calibre.

‘Yeah, it has been great,’ he said.

‘The training has been tough and you can see why he has won trophies at the clubs he has been at. I have enjoyed it, it has been difficult in the heat out here in China, but it has been really good and I am just looking forward to getting involved in the games.’