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Vieira: I told Ibrahimovic to turn down Man Utd

Nice coach Patrick Vieira admits he urged Zlatan Ibrahimovic to turn down Manchester United in 2016.

At 34, the Swede left PSG for United.

Vieira said: “When a move to Manchester United came up, he came to me for advice.

“I told him it wouldn't be easy, that it was going to be a challenge. Then again Zlatan has never made life easy for himself."

LA Galaxy star Ibrahimovic says in his latest book that Vieira “made me a better player and he had the work rate of a horse".

He claims the former Gunners enforcer had “the biggest influence" on his game.

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