Ibrahimovic reveals how Jose Mourinho is preparing for the Manchester Derby

  • Ibrahimovic reveals how Jose Mourinho is preparing for the Manchester Derby

Ibrahimovic reveals how Jose Mourinho is preparing for the Manchester Derby

Mourinho's men will be eager to avoid a defeat against the Citizens, as anything less than 3 points will seal the title for Pep Guardiola at the Old Trafford. United have been second best to City for most of the season in the league and after crashing out of the Champions League to Sevilla, the FA Cup is the club's last chance of silverware this term.

It might seem odd, but last week is being described in some quarters as Atlanta's best ever MLS win, as they had to adapt and adjust, and weren't simply able to blow the opposition away.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes David Beckham is the man to make LA Galaxy and the MLS what it is today. "I want to train good and prepare for the next game", he told reporters on Friday.

Ibrahimovic is in that class, too, as is Sebastian Lletget, who says he's ready to play, but has been experience pain after his foot - not the left foot, which was so badly hurt past year - was stepped on during the draw in Vancouver two weeks ago.

With Ibrahimovic, Alessandrini said, "we have to go to the playoffs and we have to win the championship".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a former Manchester United star
GETTYZlatan Ibrahimovic is a former Manchester United star

'He likes to win. "Because you have to be flawless with him, you have to give him the good ball, so I think it's good for everybody, because everybody wants to give more".

'He said to me the only problem he had with me was when could he rest me.

Atlanta were one of the pre-season favourites to win MLS Cup, and they've started to play like it. Having made a big statement by leaving Liam Ridgewell out of the team, Giovanni Savarese might have to reintroduce the Englishman, and I don't think that Portland are defensively solid enough to keep out Orlando. So hopefully they win it.

"They've been doing it good". And the other day I played 20 minutes, I think, and I've been training.

He was finally frozen out of the team when under firing Alexis Sanchez arrived at Old Trafford in January in a swap deal from Arsenal, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined the Gunners.