Phil Jones: ‘Manchester United will miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic’

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Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones has said that the Red Devils will miss “fantastic” Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The experienced centre-forward scored 29 times in 53 appearances for the Red Devils, but failed to fully overcome the serious knee injury that ended his 2016-17 campaign, and was allowed to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer last week.

The 36-year-old has signed a contract with Los Angeles Galaxy, and is expected to make his debut for the MLS outfit against local rivals Los Angeles FC this weekend.

Jones has claimed that United will miss his presence “in the dressing room” just as much as “on the pitch”.

“Zlatan has been fantastic. He’s one of the best characters I’ve played with. We’re going to miss him. He had a very good season last year and scored a lot of goals for us,” Jones told United’s Scandinavian Supporters Club.

“Not only was he an important player on the pitch, he was also an important person in the dressing room. I wish him good luck. He’s had a fantastic career.”

Ibrahimovic won the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League during his short time with United.

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