Paul Pogba, the Manchester United midfielder, has passionately acknowledged the influence and efforts of his teammate and forward, Zlatan Ibrahimović by fondly referring to the former PSG player as “big brother.” The Swedish International received the boost from Pogba, who believes that the striker has the potential to bring United’s glory days back to Old Trafford. Pogba joined United in a record transfer fee of 100 million, making him the most expensive footballer in the world, which has also improved their online sports betting odds.
The Red Devils’ manager, Jose Mourinho, beat all odds to sign the duo during the summer to become the most discussed football stars in the world of football names in the last few months. With Paul Pogba having a high opinion of the Swedish international as his ‘big brother’, it appears Ibrahimović has been given the magic wand to revive United’s hopes of not only winning the EPL, but also qualifying for the Champions League. According to Pogba, Ibrahimovic has the power to push for a winning mentality in their team by scoring crucial goals to revive Manchester United.
In an interview with TF1, a French TV station, Pogba affectionately expressed he looks up to Ibrahimovic as a big brother because, not only is he a great player, but he has also revealed a winning attitude in many occasions during his career. He added that the striker is a vital asset to the entire team because his inclusion in the squad combined with the winning mentality can catapult the Red Devils to achieve their objectives as desired by fans. Since his arrival at Old Trafford, the ex-PSG player has managed to score six goals in eleven games.
Since the two football stars joined Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Ibrahimovic is the one who has featured in most headlines, especially with his brilliant and well-timed goals. When he first played for United for the Community Shield, he managed to put the ball at the back of Leicester City’s net. Again, during his Premier League debut away to AFC Bournemouth, he scored his first EPL goal to seal the points for the Red Devils.
In the meantime, Pogba has withstood a sluggish start to his Premier League days after returning to Old Trafford as the most expensive footballer in the world. So far, the French midfielder has managed to score only one goal. However, he claims that he needs ample time to familiarize with the new system. Pogba scored his first goal with a super header in their match against the Foxes.
Pogba says that instead of listening to criticisms about his form, he usually resorts to music and dancing to lift his moods. Since his contact is still running at Manchester, he will readjust his‘machine’ properly with time. He appreciates all critics, and even though they like discussing him almost every day, he will not be distracted because he has his football, music and dancing to focus on. Pogba added that his return to Old Trafford opened up a novel chapter in his football career, with a new coach and new players, which pose a great task before him. However, his buying price does not pressurize him at all.