Holstein Kiel
VfL Wolfsburg
6:30 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 3
Game Details
Montreal Impact
LA Galaxy
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details

Transfer Rater: Talisca to Manchester United

Football Whispers


 By Ian Holyman

Marouane Fellaini: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 'completely different' to his image

Marouane Fellaini has told Sport Magazine that Manchester United teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic is "completely different" to his image as portrayed by the media and is only now getting the recognition he deserves.

Ibrahimovic, 35, joined United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and has scored 17 goals in 28 Premier League appearances to answer critics who doubted he could still have such an impact given his age.

Fellaini was given the opportunity to get to know him soon after his arrival at Old Trafford and is not surprised by the part he has played in United's success this season. 

"We came back from holiday at the same time and four of us trained away from the rest of the squad for a week," Fellaini said. "I knew him like everyone else, what he could say, what people said about him, but I immediately liked him.

"He's completely different to what is said about him. Ibra, he's class. Now that he's approaching the end of his career, people start understanding he plays a role, but he plays a good role, and he's a great pro."

Ian is ESPN's French football correspondent. Twitter: @ian_holyman


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.