Rooney relishing link-up with Ibrahimovic

Wayne Rooney is excited to form a partnership with Manchester United’s newest striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede will join up with his new colleagues for the first time this Thursday, and United’s captain is looking forward to it.

Speaking during a Q&A session with Ashley Young earlier today, Rooney had this to say on Ibrahimovic’s impending arrival:

“I am looking forward to it. 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.”

Both players face competition for places this season, Rooney in the number 10 role from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata, whilst Marcus Rashford will be looking to put pressure on Ibrahimovic for a place up front.