Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an “eternal and immortal” player, according to Watford manager Walter Mazzarri.
Mazzarri’s Watford host Ibrahimovic and his Manchester United team-mates on Sunday in the Premier League, although the pair have often come across each other during their time in Serie A.
“Ibrahimovic is the type of player I call eternal and immortal,” Mazzarri said in his pre-match press conference. “I have [coached] against him many times, he can make the difference on the pitch. We will try as we always do with great players but I also want to add that it’s very important to keep in my mind Manchester United are not just about Ibrahimovic.
“[Wayne] Rooney, [Marouane] Fellaini; the whole squad, all of the players. They have a great squad and we have to be careful.”