Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard says that new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an exemplary figure and younger players are learning a lot from the big Swede.
Ibrahimovic has settled in quickly at Old Trafford and already scored five goals in nine appearances in all competitions.
He was instrumental as the Red Devils bounced back to winning ways after three consecutive defeats with a heart-warming victory against premier league champions Leicester City at the weekend.
“He’s been a leader for the team, especially when the captain’s not playing,” Lingard said.
“He’s stepped up and he’s really led the team. Obviously the young lads look up to him and most of the older ones do as well.
“When you see the things he’s done in his career [you can’t help but be impressed].”
He added: “He helps the young lads a lot. Especially me, Marcus [Rashford] and Paul Pogba.
“He’s always there for us and always there for the team.”
Ahead of the Europa League clash against Zorya Luhansk, Lingard talked up the quality of Captain Wayne Rooney who was dropped at the weekend by manager Jose Mourinho.
“Wayne’s a top-class player and has won plenty for Man United,” said the United attacking midfielder.
“The manager changed the dynamic against Leicester and we did well but it’s important we stay together.
“He’s an advisor, a leader, he always gave me advice as I was breaking through and he’s done the same with Marcus and Tim Fosu-Mensah.
“I think he’s never going to change, [he will be] the same leader, [with] that aggression he’s got. But like anyone he’s got to bounce back and I think he’ll do that.”
Lingard scored a wonder goal against Leiecster City in the Community Shield but has failed to register a goal in the premier league so far.