Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been lauded by his Manchester United team-mates as a beneficial personality in the dressing room, but former Sweden team-mate Anders Svensson says he can be “a complete idiot”.
“He can be as nice as anything one moment and then the next be a complete idiot,” he told Swedish publication Vetland Posten.
“Occasionally he behaved so badly with some players that you wondered what actually happened.
“I think he wants to test new players. It’s like he wants to break them down to see what they can do.
“It might be how he himself became so good, but I cannot say I believe in that model.
“There has never been anything between him and me. I think he always had respect for those of us who were a little older.”