Ibra completes move to United

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  • Post published:July 2, 2016

Manchester United has announced the signing of former Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old passed a medical at United’s Carrington training complex and finalised personal terms on a switch to Old Trafford, reports the Manchester United website.

The former PSG talisman will now reunite with manager Jose Mourinho, having worked with the ‘Special One’ during their time together at Serie A club Inter Milan.

Ibrahimovic becomes Mourinho’s second signing following the arrival of Ivorian defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

The former PSG striker insists he is relishing to chance to play top-flight football in England and once again work with 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,’ Ibrahimovic said.

‘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,’ he added.

The 53-year-old manager went on to praise the striker insisting that he is one of the best forward in the world.

‘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,’ Mourinho said.

‘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,’ he added.

Ibrahimovic scored 156 goals from 180 appearances for PSG. He has won championships in four different leagues since the beginning of his professional career with Malmo in 1999.

The Swedish striker has also represented his country 116 times, scoring 62 goals, before announcing his retirement from international football after Sweden’s exit from the Euro 2016 campaign.