Zlatan Ibrahimovic has praised the impact Wayne Rooney has made in MLS and claims everyone stateside knows of his “quality.”

The former Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United striker has acknowledged how Rooney has “changed” his club DC United since his summer transfer from Everton.

“I think so far he did fantastic, he changed the team he came to and they have done good results

“Before he came it was different results, but he has been playing good and scoring goals and he shows that he is Rooney.

I don’t need to describe Rooney. Everybody knows Rooney and they know his quality, so it’s only for him to play the games and perform.”

In 17 games so far for his new club, Rooney has scored on nine occasions and provided six assists.

DC United currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, on 44 points.