"Watching the others playing in the national team", Ibrahimovic said, "it's tough".
"Of course, I think I've become a better player since I came here".
Ibrahimovic scored at Wembley in the EFL Cup and Community Shield successes, but serious knee ligament damage denied him a starring role as United won the Europa League triumph in his homeland. "That's good, that means I live".
"I'm always happy to help the team", Lindelof told MUTV, ahead of what could be his 24th appearance for United in all competitions - Monday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace.
Ibrahimovic has returned to United training in recent weeks and while he has his work cut out in terms of breaking into an attacking unit which contains options such as Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, he could prove a crucial member of the Red Devils squad as the business end of the season approaches.
Ibrahimovic has scored a Swedish record 62 global goals in 116 matches. "And will be a very personal decision for him to play or to stop", Mourinho was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News. If I want to, I'm there, that's how it is.
"He's not injured, does he feel totally happy, does he feel totally ready and does he feel totally convinced that he's in conditions to help the team in this moment? No. I want to feel that I can deliver a good performance".
"I don't think anyone needs to call". But one thing at a time. "He is such an honest guy and such a champion that he only wants to be back with that feeling that 'I'm totally ready for it.' He is working hard".
"What I wanted to say was that this was the demonstration that our collective acted like this during the whole length of the play-offs". "My advice to him is not about national teams, it is not about that".