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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Wayne Rooney at Manchester United. Photo: EDDY LEMAISTRE. Credit: EPA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Wayne Rooney at Manchester United and described his new team mate as the “perfect partner for a striker”.

The new pairing could make their Old Trafford debut together in Rooney’s testimonial against his former club Everton on Wednesday, having linked up to good effect in United’s 5-2 friendly victory over Galatasaray in Gothenburg on Saturday.

“I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney,” Ibrahimovic told Manchester United TV on Wednesday.

“He works not only for himself but for the striker and the whole team. I’m absolutely happy to be one of the guys beside him.”

– Reuters