The Red Devils suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday after losing 2-1 to their Manchester rivals and Pep Guardiola’s City at Old Trafford, and although disappointed, Zlatan has suggested that it is simply a learning curve:
“When I lose, I learn and I will not lose, I will win. I don’t accept to lose.”
Zlatan has also spoken of his relationship with Jose Mourinho after teaming up with the Portuguese manager for a second time after their first stint together at Inter Milan, suggesting they are two very similar footballing people:
“I know what he wants, I know his demands. He’s a winner and I see myself as a winner also; I do anything to win. And we won.
“He won when he was younger and I won when I was younger and we will win when we are a little bit older. Not old, but a little bit older!
“He is direct with everyone. He is not someone who goes behind your back. I prefer that instead of someone who doesn’t say anything to you. He does what he needs to do to win.”
When asked for his thoughts on being compared to the United legend and maverick Eric Cantona, the Swedish international was flattered, but admits that every player ‘makes his own story’ at a football club:
“Every player makes his own story. To compare another story would not be fair.
“For me, though, the talk about me and his story I take as a compliment. He did a fantastic story and it will remain in the history books and the supporters’ hearts probably forever. So I take it as a compliment.”