Manchester United’s English defender Luke Shaw (L) vies with Swansea City’s Ghanaian striker Andre Ayew during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on August 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
England left back Luke Shaw has branded his Manchester United teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘special’ following his immediate impact at Old Trafford this season.
The 34-year-old joined the Red Devils on a free after a four-year successful spell with Paris Saint German in France and has scored four in four for Jose Mourinho’s men as they bid to win the premier league for the first time in four seasons.
Shaw is happy to have the Swedish icon around and gave an insight on how he has lifted the spirit in the United squad.
“He’s been really good. His aura…his presence. Jose said it: he’s always around the younger lads, bringing that experience in for everyone. For me to have someone like that with that experience, to talk to and learn from his experience… that’s special,” Shaw told reporters.
“He’s got good stories as well. Sitting at the dinner table, he tells a lot of jokes, but he wants the best from everyone as well. He’s focused on himself and the team, but he wants to do the best he can and get the best out of us players, too.
“He doesn’t miss anything. He sees it all and, if you’re not putting the effort in, he’ll tell you.”
Shaw is currently in the England squad for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia and make his first appearance for the national team since injury ruled him out for almost a year.