Zlatan Ibrahimovic reflects on his time at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been reflecting on his first month at Manchester United, hailing the club as “massive.”

The big Swede came to Old Trafford on a free transfer and announced that, under Jose Mourinho, he will be the ‘God’ of Manchester.

And so far, Ibrahimovic has followed through on his promise, scoring an overhead kick on his first appearance, netting the winner in the Community Shield, and launching home a 25 yard piledriver on his Premier League debut against AFC Bournemouth.

In an interview with Sky Sports, the 34-year-old gave his verdict on life at Man United, labelling the club as bigger than anything he’s experienced before.

“The way everything is done here,” he said. 

“When I come to the training ground it’s massive.

“The history of the club, the players that have been playing here, all the attention the club gets, fans everywhere.

“I go right I see the fans, I go left I see them, wherever I go I see the fans.

“It’s massive. It’s top level. I played for Barcelona and also Juventus and Milan, it’s the same thing, but I think this could be one step more.

“To have the luck to play for such a big clubs, to play with big players, I don’t know how many players have had that luck.”

Zlatan brings with him not just an illustrious trophy cabinet and an astonishing goalscoring record, but also an unrivalled aura of omnipotence, coming across glossy and domineering in that too-good-to-be-real way. His presence in the United squad is still rather surreal. And so, to hear the 34-year-old talk about the club in such glowing terms is indicative of Zlatan finally finding his calling.

With 31 trophies and league titles in five different countries to his name, the Swede’s final surge for domination has led him to a side hellbent on returning to the top under Mourinho, and it promises to be a special.

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