Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals how pester power led him to Manchester United

Phil Neville

"But I think we are in a good way to get what we want in the team and for next season".

And it ensured Mourinho will become the first manager in United history to win a trophy in his first season, adding to his three League Cup triumphs with Chelsea. I feel like a lion.

Mourinho acknowledged that United didn't dip into the market in January and also expressed his confidence once more in the club's existing players, suggesting exits may be minimal.

Ibrahimovic says it is "special" to be confounding his doubters in England and was loquacious when it came to his fitness level.

Claude Puel: "I know Ibrahimovic very well from the French Premier League so I can not be surprised by him", said Puel.

Unlike most swaggering players, Ibrahimovic backs up the hype with performances on the field.

"I came when I thought it was the moment and the moment was there. It feels good. I am enjoying it". "This is my 32nd trophy, wherever I have been I have won".

And he knows just how much United is relying on him for goals. No other player in the squad has even reached double figures with the next-highest scorer, Juan Mata, 17 behind with nine. "In my head I'm never satisfied", Ibrahimovic said. "I always want more". To many I could not do it. "That is my mentality". So it had nothing to do with the Champions League.

Ibrahimovic's future, though, won't depend on whether he has a shot at finally landing European soccer's top prize - the one major honor to elude him in an otherwise illustrious career.

Asked if leaving United to play for another team would be a downhill move, Ibrahimovic responded: "Me or the club?"

JOSE MOURINHO is aiming to lift his first trophy as Manchester United manager when his team takes on Southampton in the EFL Cup final on Sunday February 26.

Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring for Manchester United in the 20th minute with a well-executed free kick from outside the box, Efe news agency reported on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard put United two goals up after Gabbiadini had an early strike controversially ruled out for offside, and the Swede headed a late victor after the Saints' fightback.



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