In an interview with NBC Sports ahead of the Manchester derby, Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic discussed the Red Devils’ impressive start to the season and how he and manager José Mourinho share a mutual winners’ mentality.
Zlatan insisted that, although United have enjoyed a fantastic start to the Premier League season, he believes they will improve further as the campaign progresses: "From here we will become better — much better. The more time we train together, the better we get."
On Mourinho, Ibrahimovic said: "He’s a winner and I see myself as a winner also."
The veteran Swedish goal scorer even touched on the subject of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. When working under Guardiola at Barcelona during the 2009-10 season, Ibrahimovic had a fiery relationship with the Catalan tactician, and had some stern words for the former Bayern Munich coach in his autobiography.
Here, Ibrahimovic concedes that Guardiola is a top coach, but he doesn’t care about the former Barça boss’ recent successes, now that he longer works under him: "Everbody knows he is a great coach ... but how he works today, I don’t know and I would care less because he’s not my coach."
You can watch Ibrahimovic’s NBC Sports interview below.