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Zlatan: Relationship With United’s Van Gaal ‘Not Good’, Might Not Prevent A Move Though

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made the statement in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

Currently plying his trade at PSG, the 33-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, so naturally enough, the cult hero was asked about his infamously frosty relationship with the hardline figure of Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal.

“No, that’s not good,” the Swede said. “He was a director in Ajax, and the way he is working is not the way I work.”

Zlatan worked with van Gaal when he was technical director at Ajax, where Ibrahimovic played from 2001-04. Based on this experience, Ibrahimovic criticized van Gaal in his book I Am Zlatan. He was ambiguous though, when asked whether it would prevent him from joining Manchester United.

“At the end, I think he is professional and I am professional. Whoever I work with, I never had this kind of problems, because at the end I need to do my job, he needs to do his job,” he continued. “And I think a lot of fights would happen, but that’s something I like.”

United would make an absolute killing on shirt sales if he were to join, so perhaps bridges are being mended as I write.

The full interview will be broadcast at 6pm this evening in Britain and Ireland.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.