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Ibrahimovic hints ex-Man Utd teammates struggled with Mourinho style

Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits his former teammates at Manchester United may've struggled with Jose Mourinho's abrasive style.

The LA Galaxy was at Inter Milan when Mourinho arrived in Italy before the pair reunited at Manchester United in 2016.

He told the Mirror: "When they say he is too outspoken in the media, if he is outspoken in the media about you, he has been outspoken to you directly.

“I had a situation at Inter where we had done a bad first half and in front of the team at half-time, he was criticising me.

“I was supposed to be getting an award for being the best player in Italy and he said … 'When you go on to that stage and receive your award, you should feel ashamed. The way you are playing now, you do not deserve it'."

Ibrahimovic went on to admit he was able to deal with the criticism while others often struggled.

"Him criticising players is nothing new. It is all about how you take it," the LA Galaxy striker added.

"Me? I said to myself, 'I will go out and show him and demonstrate I can do more and do better."

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