Jose Mourinho insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic has settled comfortably into life at Manchester United.
The big Swede struck up an excellent bond with Mourinho whilst the two were both at Inter Milan in 2009, and claimed his decision to join Man United was underpinned by a desire to work with the 53-year-old again.
On the pitch, Zlatan has already made his presence felt, striking home from 25 yards on his debut against AFC Bournemouth.
Speaking ahead of United’s game against Southampton, Mourinho was quick to point out Ibrahimovic has adapted to life in Manchester very quickly.
“I see him happy,” he said.
“I ask about his family, his wife, his kids – I know how important these things are to him – integration, house and everything is fine and everybody is happy. He has a very high motivation, so I see him here, no doubts, for the next two years.”
At 34, most players wouldn’t have the same level of verve and motivation in comparison to their so-called ‘prime years’. But this is not the case with Zlatan.
In fact, the Swede seems more motivated than ever: hailing United as “massive”, Ibrahimovic – impelled by his reunion with Mourinho and the surge of optimism pervading the club ahead of a new season – is evidently fixated on stamping his authority on the global stage for one final time.