Zlatan Ibrahimovic's arrival has boosted entire Man United squad, says David de Gea
By Michael Kelleher
Last Updated: 02/08/16 7:00am
David de Gea says the arrival of Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given the entire Manchester United squad a huge lift.
The 34-year-old was handed the number nine shirt after arriving on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to reunite with his former manager Jose Mourinho.
The United manager has also bought Ivorian defender Eric Bailly and Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and De Gea admits he has been hugely impressed by all three so far in training.
"It's really good to have Zlatan already here, training with the team," De Gea told MUTV. "You can see he's a top player, he's massive, very big, with a lot of quality and of course he is a top striker.
"I think he will settle in very quickly. You can look and it seems like he has been playing here many years already and the same with the other guys we've signed.
"They are playing really well, their training has been top and I think that we have signed really good players.
"That gives us more energy when you see players like them coming to Manchester and now we have to train all together, trying to be fit as soon as possible and now we're going to play the first game against Leicester City with the Community Shield up for grabs."