Those are the thoughts of former Tottenham boss-turned-pundit Harry Redknapp.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic produced a scintillating display last night at Old Trafford, hitting a hat-trick in United's 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League tie.
The three goals took Ibrahimovic's tally for the season to 23.
Wayne Rooney has struggled to hold down a starting spot in Jose Mourinho's team this season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped himself to a hat-trick in the win
Harry Redknapp thinks Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put Wayne Rooney in the shade on the pitch
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He's taken over the mantle as the leader of that football club on the pitch and he's doing a fantastic job
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And Redknapp thinks Ibrahimovic is the undisputed captain on the pitch.
"He's got that fantastic knack of being in the right place," Redknapp told BT Sport.
"He looks a great character – he's a leader of the team and you've seen that in the short of space of time he's been there.
"With Rooney not playing often now, he's taken over the mantle as the leader of that football club on the pitch and he's doing a fantastic job."
United face Saint-Etienne in the second leg on Wednesday (5pm).