Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he’d be happy to assume the No.10 role when he begins to play for United this season.
The Swedish international is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament injury which he suffered in April during a Europa League match against Anderlecht.
Ibrahimovic has started to train with the first-team and could make the bench for United’s league clash against Newcastle on Saturday.
With Romelu Lukaku established as the first-choice striker at Old Trafford, the former Paris Saint-Germain man has hinted that he wouldn’t mind playing behind Lukaku when he returns from injury.
“To me, No. 10 is the star,” Ibrahimovic said in a promotional video for Volvo. “The one who makes the difference, gets noticed, wins the matches and is the leader. And I see myself in that position but it is not something that is given to you; it is just something you are. That’s just the way it is.”
“To be honest, it is like a trigger for me coming back from that injury because I wore the No. 10 in the Swedish national team and PSG. I would have worn it at Inter, but I soon moved to Barcelona. I wanted it in Milan but took another number out of respect. In Ajax I didn’t have it,” continued the United forward.
“I feel like a 10 and I stand for No. 10. It will go down in history that I always had No. 10.”