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Zlatan Ibrahimovic offered a rather surprising response when asked to name the most talented player he has ever played with.

Currently recovering from a serious knee injury, the 35-year-old Swedish goalscoring legend is unattached after being released by Manchester United over the summer.

He scored a whopping 28 goals during his one year stint in England under Jose Mourinho and reports suggest he could be handed a new contract at Old Trafford in the coming months.

Ibrahimovic has played alongside some incredible players during a glittering career in which he's won eleven league titles in four different countries.

Lionel Messi, Pavel Nedved, Andres Iniesta, Fabio Cannavaro, Thiago Silva, Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Verratti and Thierry Henry are just a few of the footballing legends to have played alongside the great European striker.

Not many players can boast a CV in which they've played for Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan, Manchester United, AC Milan and PSG.

Asked by The SPORTbible which of his previous teammates was the most talented, Ibrahimovic delivered a rather surprising response.

Serie A - Inter v Milan

Ibrahimovic and Adriano spent two seasons linking up at the San Siro before the Brazilian's fight against depression and alcoholism got the better of him.

Watch Ibrahimovic's beautiful response below.

For a short time, Adriano was considered one of the best strikers in the world, scoring a total of 29 goals in 50 appearances for the Brazilian national side.

However, his father's death in 2004 affected him badly and the supremely talented forward fell into a terribly sad depression.

"It's a serious situation for us," said former Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho in 2009. "It's no joke. It's not about lack of discipline, but I don't want to complicate things. I am sad, not angry, but I don't want to say anything.

Inter Milan's Brazilian forward Adriano

"We will see how it all ends. I am concerned for the person rather than the player."

Nicknamed "L'Imperatore" (the Emperor) in Italy, the 35-year-old's career certainly did not go to plan in the end.

Adriano enjoyed a successful short stint at Brazilian club Flamengo in 2009-10, earning a recall to the national team.

Brazil's forward Adriano holds a Flameng

However, it all went downhill once again from there. He signed for Miami United in January 2016 but never played a game for the club.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Adriano
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