Zlatan Ibrahimovic is delighted to be joining Manchester United and can’t wait to work under Jose Mourinho again.
The Swedish striker becomes Mourinho’s second official signing of the summer after Eric Bailly and it means the pair will be re-united for the first time since working together at Inter Milan.
Speaking for the first time as a Man United player, it’s clear how much Ibrahimovic is looking forward to the challenge and what he wants to create in the Premier League.
He said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League.
“It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again. He is a fantastic manager and I am ready for this new and exciting challenge. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far and have some great memories. I am now ready to create more special memories in England.”
Zlatan’s move to United has been one of the worst kept secrets in football but now it is officially over the line and done, we can concentrate on looking forward to what he can do for us next season.
There is a feeling of anticipation around Ibrahimovic’s arrival which is akin to that of Robin van Persie. He joined as the Premier League’s top goalscorer and went on to score 30 goals in his debut campaign to spearhead us to the title. Can Zlatan have the same impact? He scored over 50 goals last year so his record certainly speaks for itself.
Radamel Falcao was a risk which ultimately didn’t pay off but unlike the Colombian, Ibrahimovic is still in his goalscoring prime and if he can continue his trend of winning the title every year he’s played in the last 13 other than one blip, we’re in for a real ride next season.