Zlatan Ibrahimovic has often divided opinion throughout his illustrious career yet few will disagree the Paris Saint-Germain striker is one of the finest players of his generation.
And he only seems to be getting better, scoring an incredible 30 goals and assisting 11 in 26 Ligue 1 appearances this season.
The 34-year-old's contract at the Parc de Princes expires this summer which has seen a number of sides linked with a blockbuster move.
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Manchester United are one of such clubs, and whilst they appear likely to miss out on Champions League football for a second time in three years, the Red Devils desperately need a striker of Ibrahimovic's quality and experience if they're to improve.
It seems the players are aware of this too, with two of the club's biggest stars recently expressing their desire to play alongside the Sweden international.
Attacking midfielder Mata has established himself a firm favourite amongst United fans, scoring five goals and providing four assists in the Premier League this season.
And the creative Spaniard is the first who would like to see Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford: "He is probably the best in Sweden’s history for what he represents.
"He has played in so many countries and leagues and won trophies everywhere. That speaks about his quality as a player and his importance for PSG and in the national team where he is a captain.
"He is a very good player and I like to play with very good players. Every player would be happy to play with him.”
Having played for both Lyon and Monaco in Ligue 1, Martial has experienced Ibrahimovic's quality first hand and has admitted he would like to play alongside him at United.
According to the Mirror, he said recently: "It would be nice to play with him. He is an extraordinary player and he continues to prove it despite his age."
Despite Mata and Martial's desire to work with Ibrahimovic, issues remain whether he would choose United over the various other options available to him.
As mentioned, a lack of Champions League football could prove decisive, whilst the Swede's reported wage demands and apparent refusal to work with Louis van Gaal could see him head elsewhere.