Zlatan Ibrahimovic was full of praise for Marcos Rojo for doing a fantastic job in defence at Manchester United.
The 26-year-old was heavily linked with an exit from Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, but has forced his way into the starting XI and built a solid partnership alongside Phil Jones.
Jose Mourinho left the pair out against Middlesbrough to give Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling some minutes, while also resting them for the clash against West Ham United on Monday afternoon.
Speaking about his teammate, Ibarhimovic revealed how much he enjoyed playing in the same team as the Argentina international.
“The world sees only the player, I see the person and the player,” he said.
“And I can say positive here, and positive there so I think Rojo has done a fantastic half-year, even in the beginning he was not playing so much and then I think people were talking, which is nonsense and not important.
“Since he came in he has done a fantastic job so like we knew he could do, because we are seeing it every day in training.
“But the coach is there to find the collective part before the individual. Because when he has the collective, he can start playing with the individual, so he needs to find his base. And Rojo has been in that base, so I’m happy.”
It’s great to hear Ibrahimovic call Rojo hard-working and professional, especially after reports claimed he’d be leaving the club.
Hopes are he can maintain his current form as he’s been a big factor behind Man United’s recent results.
Rojo was introduced in the second-half for Daley Blind after the Dutchman picked up a yellow and helped close out the game.