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Man Utd legend Ince: Ibrahimovic could play in great Fergie teams

Paul Ince says Zlatan Ibrahimovic has the manner of a Manchester United player.

Ince is backing Ibrahimovic to steal the show when United host Manchester City on Saturday.

He told Paddy Power: “When you play with Man United you've got to have an ego. I've seen 'Zlats' talking about the perception people have that he is arrogant. Fine.

“When you play for the best teams in the world, you have to be arrogant. You have to believe that you're the best player, otherwise you wouldn't be at Man United or Man City or any of the elite European clubs.

“We had massive egos during my time at the Theatre of Dreams. Roy Keane, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes, myself – you could go through the whole team.

“It's how the gaffer controls those egos in the dressing room that's important. The challenge is channeling all that self-belief and making it work for the team."

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