Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims 'there is no free time' as he works hard without his team-mates during international break
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic posted a picture of him working hard on his Instagram
- Ibrahimovic is not involved in the international break after retiring in June
- The 35-year-old striker was photographed training with an altitude mask
- Manchester United face difficult trips to Liverpool and Chelsea in October
Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims there is 'no free time' for a top level sportsman, only 'hard work and objectives' as he keeps himself fit during the two week international break.
The 35-year-old may be retired from the international game, but shows that despite heading into the latter stages of his career he has no intentions of slowing down after posting a picture onto his Instagram of him training with an altitude mask.
Manchester United face a tough set of fixtures throughout October with away trips to Liverpool and Chelsea on their Premier League agenda, and Ibrahimovic is keen to keep himself in the best possible shape to be the difference maker once again.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic captioned the picture 'There is no free time, only hard work and objectives'
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ALTITUDE MASK TRAINING?
Training with an altitude mask helps to condition the lungs, in addition to regulating your breathing, boosting physical stamina and improving the oxygen efficiency within your blood.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker's commitment will come as no surprise to his new team-mates, who have noted his impact at Old Trafford already.
'He's unbelievable,' said Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera. 'He doesn't lose one training session. He trains every day at his best trying to get everyone at their highest level.
'He is very, very aggressive and demanding, but in a good way because every day he wants to win every training session. We are very lucky to have Zlatan with us.
The 35-year-old remains in a strong physical condition - even in the latter stages of his career
'You see the way he behaves. The way he trains even before the session, he is always stretching, taking care of his body, that is the way a professional has to behave.
'When I was not in a top team I used to admire these kind of players and I wanted to be one of them one day, being at Man United eight or nine season, but it is not easy.
'He's an example for every one of us not just the young players. I am not young, not old, I'm in the middle at 26 and he is an example for me as well.'
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