Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the legacy of Alex Ferguson looms over Manchester United in an unhelpful way.
“Everything that happens is judged by the era of Ferguson,” Ibrahimovic said. “They are saying if Ferguson was here, this would not happen, Ferguson would not do it like that.
“Ferguson would do it like this. Everything was Ferguson. If it was me, I would say I don’t have Ferguson anymore. And I come here and I want to make my own history, I want to make my own story.
“So I do not want to hear what happened before. I want to do it in the present. You come in with a new mentality. Ferguson has his place in history at this club but now the club continues.
“It has to find its own identity and it is difficult.”
Ibrahimovic has also criticized the persistent punditry of Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92’ when it comes to their opinions on the current club. Pau Scholes and Gary Neville have been critical of United in their roles on TV.
“They are not there anymore,” he told The Mirror. “They are on TV and complaining all the time because they are not active in the club.
“If you want to work in the club, go and search for work in the club. So you cannot be on TV and always complaining and criticising.
“Yeah, OK, you’ve had your time — we know it.”