Henrik Larsson is backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for success with Manchester United.
Ibra’s former Sweden team-mate Larsson is confident the 34-year-old will be able to handle the rough and tumble of English football but help return United to their place at the top of European football.
“Zlatan is gigantic in Sweden,” Larsson said.
“He is the number one. Everyone knows of him and everyone knows about him. There are going to be a lot of people interested to see him as well.
“I think everybody has seen him play but, for a man that big to have the technique he has and the skills he has, it’s a pleasure to watch.
“So I have to hope everything goes well now when he comes to Manchester United. Hopefully, he can bring United back to where it belongs.”
He added: “I hope everything goes well because United deserves it and he deserves every good thing that is happening to him.
“He’s Sweden’s biggest footballer ever and to see him join United, yes, it was a pleasure.”