A former teammate of Manchester United summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned the club that the Swede could tear the club apart from the inside if he doesn't get on with the club's stars.
Former Sweden international Pontus Kamark warned that, having followed Ibrahimovic's career closely, he could see fireworks in the club's future.
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He told the Mirror: “Hopefully they get along, him and Rooney — and if they do I think it is going to be the perfect match. If they don’t, he is going to create a lot of problems. You can have both sides with Zlatan. He takes a lot of space and there can be a lot of trouble around him but he can also make things happen that would be difficult without him.”
Ibrahimovic's fiery nature is well-known, Kamark adding: “He has been in all kinds of arguments. He called even Pep Guardiola 'The Philosopher' because Messi felt threatened about his superiority and Zlatan doesn’t want to be No.2.
“If someone comes in his way, he fights them. He can kick you down in training. He does whatever it takes to be on the throne. That can be for good and for bad — especially if someone doesn’t accept that. He always finds something because he can never be second best - Zlatan has to be No.1.”
The former Leicester man's predictions were far from all doom and gloom though, saying that Ibrahimovic's talents and will to win could see him drag United up the table. “I think he is a good player for Manchester United and see him almost like an Eric Cantona," he said.
“Man United have lost in recent years a little bit of their profile and slipped from being a winning team. When David Moyes came he even said in the derby against Man City, ‘We are not the favourites’. You don’t say that as a Man United player and Zlatan would never say that either.
“I think in that aspect he is a winner and he might help the team in the future. He is not young but if they can get the best out of Zlatan for a season or one-and-a-half seasons I think that could be very beneficial for Man United.”
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