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Friday 30 September 2016

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Mourinho delight with 'phenomenal' Zlatan

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring against Bournemouth yesterday. Photo: Reuters
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring against Bournemouth yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Jose Mourinho has predicted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a "phenomenon" for Manchester United in the Premier League this season.

The Sweden star had the perfect start to his career in England, scoring to help United to a 3-1 win over Bournemouth on the opening day of the campaign. The day did not go so well for Arsenal, who lost 4-3 to Liverpool.

"I think he can be phenomenal for the team and the Premier League. He's the profile of a player the Premier League has to be pleased to have," Mourinho said.

"His table for meals is surrounded by kids - Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford. They are the guys with him at the table. He knows what he can be for them. Forget that he is 34, the body and the mentality is not of 34. He is at the top of his qualities."

Questions are being asked already about Arsenal's ability to challenge for the title this season after this loss to Liverpool but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp feels there's room for improvement from his side.

"We have time and we will see what happens and injuries can always happen, unfortunately. But improvement in my understanding is about training and using the quality you have. We were far away from showing our whole quality but we showed a few nice signs, a few not-so-nice signs, that's all. Let's carry on," he said.

"Scoring four goals is wonderful, conceding three is the opposite of that emotion."

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