Ibrahimovic blasts Man Utd for treating Wayne Rooney "as if he never existed"

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken aim at his former club Manchester United for the way they treated Wayne Rooney.

The legendary striker has had something of a journeyman career around the globe, scoring goals for fun wherever he has been.

Despite turning 40 two months ago, the Sweden international has shown no signs of slowing up – most recently scoring a jaw-dropping free-kick for AC Milan.

And his antics on the pitch are just one facet of Ibrahimovic's legacy with the forward not afraid to talk the talk as well as walk the walk.

Ahead of the release of his new book 'Adrenaline: My Untold Stories' next year, some excerpts have come to light.

The veteran star's time in England was well-documented after signing for United as a free agent following his release from Paris Saint-Germain.

During his two years in the Premier League, Ibrahimovic played 53 times and scored 29 times – though a severe injury cut his time at Old Trafford short.

He also helped the Red Devils win the Europa League but during his short stint at the club.

At the end of his first season at United, Ibrahimovic's future was in doubt after his one-year contract came to an end but he signed an extension soon after.

However, Rooney would exit the club that summer instead after the Red Devils let him leave on a free transfer to return to boyhood club Everton.

The former England international left as United's all-time highest goalscorer with 253 in total, ahead of the likes of Denis Law, Ryan Giggs and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

But Ibrahimovic detailed how they poorly they treated the club legend on the day he departed.

In his book relayed by Sportbladet, he reveals how his name came off the locker almost by the time he had left the exit door and denounced the "small club" mentality at Old Trafford.

He claimed they treated him like he "never existed".

Rooney would go on to spend just one season at Everton before leaving for the MLS where he played for DC United for two years.

A brief stint at Derby would follow before becoming the manager while the Rams endure a difficult period financially with League One looming after two point deductions in one season.

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