Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still an influential figure around the club, despite no longer being registered as a United player.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released by Manchester United earlier this summer after picking up a serious knee ligament injury in April which is expected to keep him sidelined for the rest of 2017.
However, the 35-year-old is undergoing his rehabilitation with the United team and Pogba is continuing to learn from his leadership even when he is unable to play.
“Obviously Zlatan is a leader, always a big leader. And he’s still a big leader because he’s still in the team, even when he’s not playing he’s a leader outside of the pitch,” he told reporters.
“I’ve been playing for one season, I came here to hopefully be a leader as well in the team. That’s not like the objective, but that’s how you should be.
“I’ve been here, we won and we want to grow up as a player and a leader as well. I can learn from him, from Carras (Michael Carrick), from all the players and become a leader.”