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Marcos Rojo reveals how brutal he has been with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training

Ibra is the last person you would be aiming kicks at

If there is one person you wouldn’t mess with at Man United it would be Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Unless your name is Marcos Rojo.

Zlatan is a blackbelt in Taekwondo, has extra-terrestial powers of recovery and frequently says he is more lion than human.


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Zlatan does not hide his feelings

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Zlatan does not hide his feelings

The Swedish striker suffered a cruciate knee injury in April but magically returned to Premier League football against Newcastle a couple of weeks ago.

Jose Mourinho loves the big swede and the last thing he will want is for him to suffer another big injury.

Especially not from one of his own teammates in training.

Hands off Marcos

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Hands off Marcos

Rojo told Argentina’s De Futbol Se Habla Asi that Mourinho had to tell the pair to calm down in training so they didn’t injure each other.

The Argentine centre back added that him and Ibra ‘kill each other with kicks’.

Coaches demand passion and intensity in training but it sounds like Rojo and Ibrahimovic are taking it a tad too far.

Friends?

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Friends?

“[Mourinho] always tells us to play calmly in practice because, with Ibrahimovic, we kill each other with kicks,” he said.

“He’s always happy and close to the players.

“He helped me a lot, he got the best out of me.”

Ibra wondering if he could connect with Rojo from there

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Ibra wondering if he could connect with Rojo from there

Rojo also described Zlatan as a beast.

Both players have just come back from lengthy injuries.

And even though Mourinho doesn’t talk about injuries, he might have something to say if they injure each other.