Former teammates at United are set to face each other again on Thursday night as Manchester United will play against AC Milan.
back in 2016, exactly the same year thatScott McTominay
slowly became a regular starter at Manchester United. The Scottish midfielder was very young at that time but he speaks about the influence of a figure like Zlatan in the dressing room and some of the Swedish player’s interesting characteristics.
Speaking ahead of United's round-of-16 first-leg clash againstMilan
in the Europa League, which Ibrahimovic will sit out due to injury, the Scottish midfielder toldUEFA.com
“[He was] ruthless. I’m not going to say too much more than that.
“Good professional, worked hard, big, big presence in the dressing room in terms of his voice and the way that he is with people.
“He’s a ruthless guy in terms of the way he wants to win 24/7, if you’re not on the same page as him, then you won’t succeed under him, he’ll make life hard for you, so you'd better work hard at winning, otherwise it’ll be a tough time for you.
“I love guys like that in football. He’s obviously had a legendary career which is a real credit to him, and obviously to his family as well, so I have nothing but big praise for him. He’s a tough guy to be around sometimes, but that’s the positive - I can be [tough to be around] as well.”