Zlatan’s kids join Manchester United academy

Date published: Friday 14th October 2016 7:38

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Sent sons to the academy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two children have joined Manchester United’s academy.

The 35-year-old’s two sons Max, 10, and Vincent 8, has joined a whole host of other players’ sons who have recently joined the club’s development squad.

Wayne Rooney’s son Kai, six, is training with United and Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt have also put their children into the youth set-up at the club

A United insider told The Sun: “The hope at the club is some of their dad’s talent has rubbed off on the youngsters.

“Manchester United are known for their youth development, and this is just another stride towards finding stars of the future.

“United have some of the best youth coaches in the world, and the players know they’re in the right place.”

United have recently revamped their youth structure, scouting and facilities and reports yesterday suggested they have employed 50 new scouts across the world to help them identity up an coming new talent.

Neighbours Man City’s existing youth set-up has lead the way in recent years and former United players such as Phil Neville, Robin van Persie and Darren Fletcher even sent their kids to City’s academy in recent years.

Ibrahimovic recently revealed the secret of his longevity is that he treats every game as if it was his first or last.

Ibrahimovic has already played in his 11th game of the season for his new club, nine of those appearances coming as a starter.

“I try to push myself for every game,” said The Swede last week. “For me every game is a new game whether it is Premier League, Europa League, League Cup, FA Cup or whatever.

“As a professional player, whether you start or if you are on the bench, you need to be mentally ready and you need to do your job because we are judged by every game we play.

“So whatever we did two games ago it is the last one that counts and that is the way I think, so that is why I work hard for it.”

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