Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced barely 24 hours ago that his next destination was Manchester United.
The Old Trafford outfit has finally confirmed his signing with pictures of the player in a United shirt. Man United on twitter labeled the photo of a smiling Ibrahimovic as ‘‘The image you’ve been waiting to see! #ZlatanTime ‘’
He is the second signing of new coach Jose Mourinho, the first being Ivorian defender Eric Bailley who was signed barely a month ago.
Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves. Ibra is one of the best strikers in the world and a player who always gives 100 per cent.
Below are pictures courtesy of Man United’s official twitter handle @manutd
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Ibrahimovic was widely expected to move to England after leaving French side Paris St Germain. United is his eighth club in a career which began at Malmo in 1999 and has included spells at Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan.
So far he has appeared in 677 professional club games and scored 392 goals. He is the biggest Swedish football export with 116 international caps and 62 goals.
Zlatan Ibrahimović on Man United and Mourinho:
“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.”
Jose Mourinho said about Zlatan:
“Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves. Ibra is one of the best strikers in the world and a player who always gives 100 per cent.
He has won the most important league championships in the world of football, now he has the opportunity to play in the best league in the world and I know he will grasp this opportunity and will work hard to help the team win titles.
I am certain that his talent will delight fans at Old Trafford next season and that his experience will be invaluable in helping to develop the younger players in the squad.”