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Man Utd star Pogba 'fantastic' but needs guidance - Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Manchester United star Paul Pogba is a fantastic player but needs guidance.

The Swede netted 28 times in his debut campaign with United in 2016, despite critics doubting his abilities at the age of 35.

Now with LA Galaxy, the enigmatic striker has spoke kindly of his relationship with the divisive Pogba.

Ibrahimovic told BBC Sport: "I miss all of them. I had a fantastic time at United. Wazza [Wayne Rooney], Michael Carrick, then the young guys that wanted to show the world who they are by playing football and they had a lot of hunger to show. I had a good time because I got to know everyone, I was the mature guy with all these guys who were not mature.

"Paul Pogba, I had never played with him before and I didn't know him as a person. We have the same management and when I got to know him I got to find a fantastic person and a fantastic footballer, but someone who needs to be guided.

"He is a professional guy that works every game and never misses training or a game. Those are all the things that people do not see, you only get judged by what you can see on television or the 90 minutes in the stadium, that's where you have to perform.

"When you click with someone it just clicks. The connection on the field was amazing, we helped each other very well, I needed him and he needed me. The first year at United we had a fantastic year."

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