Zlatan: Rooney can be my perfect partner

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels captain Wayne Rooney can be his 'perfect partner' in attack for the Red Devils this season.

Ibrahimovic, who signed for United on a fee transfer after leaving PSG, is expected to make his first appearance at Old Trafford on Wednesday in Rooney's testimonial match against Everton.

Rooney, who has been at United since moving from Everton in 2004, has already been told by new manager Jose Mourinho that he would play further forward this season instead of in midfield.

Ibrahimovic told MUTV: "I think every big player can work with other big players. That's not a problem.

"We are 11 players, not two players on the pitch. It's up to the coach what he wants but, with him, I see no problems. Only success.

"I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. 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."