Manchester United will miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic after LA Galaxy move - Phil Jones
MANCHESTER, England -- Phil Jones has admitted Manchester United will miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the striker sealed a move to LA Galaxy.
United agreed to cancel Ibrahimovic's contract last week so the 36-year-old could move to the United States.
He had not featured for the club since Jan. 26 because of a knee injury but scored 28 goals in his first season at Old Trafford.
"Zlatan has been fantastic," Jones told United.no. "He's one of the best characters I've played with. We're going to miss him. He had a very good season last year and scored a lot of goals for us."
Marcus Rashford has credited Ibrahimovic, who scored once in seven games this season, with making him a better player.
And Jones insisted it will not just be on the pitch that the Swede is missed.
"Not only was he an important player on the pitch, he was also an important person in the dressing room," Jones said. "I wish him good luck. He's had a fantastic career."
Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.