Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof says Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the best player he has ever played with, despite only being team-mates for a matter of months.
Lindelof briefly played alongside the AC Milan striker at international level, having broken into the national side in March 2016, three months before Ibrahimovic retired from international duty after Euro 2016.
He was reunited with the veteran striker at Old Trafford when he joined the Red Devils from Benfica in the summer of 2017, though it would be a another brief reunion as Ibrahimovic left for LA Galaxy the following March.
Though their time together as team-mates was short, Ibrahimovic, who returned for a second spell at Milan in December, clearly made a big impression on Lindelof.
“I’ve played with some really good players but, if I have to pick one, I’ll go for Zlatan,” he told Manchester United’s website.
“I think he’s a great player and I got the chance to play with him in the national team and also in United. He’s the best player.”
Switching his attention to the current United squad, Lindelof believes the “best is yet to come” from a side that was showing tangible signs of improvement prior to the coronavirus shutdown.