Zlatan Ibrahimovic has spoken for the first time as a Manchester United player 7 years ago

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has spoken for the first time as a Manchester United player

The José Zlatan love-in has started already.

Manchester United has officially confirmed the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimović, the second arrival at Old Trafford this summer following the capture of Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly.


Zlatan, of course, confirmed the move himself on Thursday before the club could even do so.

Manchester United made it official on Friday evening, releasing a #ZlatanTime video on Twitter and carrying his first quotes as a Manchester United player on their website.


"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League,” said Ibrahimović.

“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."


His new manager, Jose Mourinho, added: "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."