Manchester United signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
The Swedish striker has won league titles in Italy, Spain and France while playing for some of Europe’s elite clubs.
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And Lingard says Ibrahimovic, even at 35, has not lost any of his competitive nature.
"The 'I Am Zlatan' thing is for the media,” Lingard told the Sunday Times.
"You can have a joke with him. Zlatan’s always joking… we vibe off him.
"But after training, if my team gets beaten and his wins — and he always knows if he’s won — he’ll make sure you know for the rest of the day."
Jesse Lingard (left) says Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps score in training
Ibrahimovic (left) has scored 20 goals for Man Utd this season
Lingard and Ibrahimovic have helped United into fifth place in the Premier League
Ibrahimovic has scored 20 goals for United this season but has netted just once in his last five outings.
The striker got an assist in the 2-0 win over Watford yesterday that saw United move up into fifth in the Premier League table.