Ibrahimovic reveals name of idol who inspired him

Date published: Saturday 12th November 2016 3:12

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has argued Brazil legend Ronaldo is the greatest player of all time.

The three-time FIFA World Player of the Year and two-time Ballon d’Or winner played for AC Milan while Ibrahimovic was at fierce rivals Inter.

Speaking to the Red Devils’ official programme, United Review, Ibrahimovic said: “I think Ronaldo was phenomenal. He was the player that whatever he did it became wow! He could do a difficult thing and it became magic.

“He would take the ball and it was like him saying ‘I’ll take care of it now’. You didn’t have that kind of football player before and you don’t have it today. He doesn’t exist.

“As a young player I watched him and said to myself ‘I want to be exactly like that’… the player who makes the difference, the shining light, simple as that.”

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