Henrik Larsson comments on new Man United signing

Henrik Larsson is backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be a success at Manchester United

Henrik Larsson is backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be a success during his first season at Manchester United.

The Swedish striker became Jose Mourinho’s second signing as United boss earlier this summer as the Portuguese coach moved quickly to bring in the forward to add some experience to his attacking line up at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic is now in Manchester after an extended summer holiday as he turns his attentions towards getting himself as fit as possible for his first season in the Premier League.

And former Sweden star Larsson is confident that Ibrahimovic has what it takes to perform at the top level for United next season, despite being 34 years old.

Speaking to United’s website, Larsson said: “He’s a fit guy. He takes care of his body so that won’t be a problem.

“I hope everything goes well because United deserves it and he deserves every good thing that is happening to him. He’s Sweden’s biggest footballer ever and to see him join United, yes, it was a pleasure.”

He added: “I think everybody has seen him play but, for a man that big to have the technique he has and the skills he has, it’s a pleasure to watch.

“So I have to hope everything goes well now when he comes to Manchester United. Hopefully, he can bring United back to where it belongs.”

Mourinho has been tasked with restoring United to the top of English football after the disappointment of their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League under Louis van Gaal last season.

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The Dutchman was sacked just days after he led them to the FA Cup.

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