Anthony Martial wants to play with 'extraordinary' Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Anthony Martial has called on Manchester United to move for Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, labelling the veteran striker as "extraordinary".

The Sweden international has been tipped to leave Parc des Princes when his contract expires in the summer and has inevitably been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

With a Premier League winner's medal one of the few remaining gaps on his CV, Ibrahimovic has hinted that he could head for English shores for the final few years of his career.

And it seems that Martial would welcome him to Carrington with open arms. The France international has a lot to learn if he is to make it to the top of the game and who better to learn off than one of the greatest strikers of all time?

"It would be nice to play with him," the 20-year-old told Telefoot. "He is an extraordinary player and he continues to prove it despite his age."

A problem with Van Gaal

But it seems a move to Manchester United will be off the cards for Ibrahimovic unless Louis van Gaal takes his leave. The 34-year-old famously fell out with the Dutchman whilst playing for Ajax and still holds a grudge over a decade later.

A report in last week's Telegraph claimed that Ibrahimovic would not even consider signing for the Red Devils if Van Gaal was still in charge. Things would change dramatically, however, if Jose Mourinho becomes United manager.

Ibrahimovic and Mourinho have a terrific relationship and have spoken of their admiration for one another on multiple occasions.

Martial's thoughts

Martial has no such problems with Van Gaal though. Having signed from Monaco for a huge transfer fee last summer, the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager has invested a lot of time and exerted a lot of patience in the prodigious talent and it is starting to pay off.

The Frenchman has scored eight goals in 25 Premier League appearances so far and he has Van Gaal to thank for his improving form.

"I really like Louis van Gaal, he was always behind me. He made me come and made me play, this is the most important thing."

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