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Ever the showman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be reveling in maintaining the suspense. After playing in Serie A, La Liga, Eredivisie and Ligue 1, many thought his best days are behind him and he is coming to Premier League for the hefty purse.

"I will stop on top".

"Only a silly one comes here if he doesn't feel that he can do it".

Even at 35, though, Ibrahimovic is feeding off his goals rather than his reputation.

To the press after the game, he said: "I look good".

The fans are another matter.

The contract he initially signed is for only one year.

Ibrahimović got the favourites off the mark with an excellent free-kick and Jesse Lingard doubled their advantage on 38 minutes - but any notion that this would be a straightforward win was quickly erased. I train hard. I'm from the old school where they work hard and get what they get from doing the hard work, not like the new school where it is easy to get what you want.

Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho gestures during the UEFA Europa League football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Manchester United on February 22, 2017, at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. "The more I win the more satisfied I get", said the 35-year-old former Sweden worldwide.

"I think with this group of players, the squad we have and the difficulties we are having during the season, I think we are more than fine". The 31-year-old forward was forced to watch from the bench as his older teammate produced an ageless, match-winning contribution.

Mourinho, who had won 10 of his last 12 cup finals before the game, started Ibrahimovic at Wembley, while fit-again Wayne Rooney was on the bench.

"If needed they will go for sure but we believe that he wants to stay with us for one more season".

"He was better than Ibrahimovic". I never beg for a player to play for me. "I would like the video technology in the future for these situations", the Southampton manager said.

Ibrahimovic reaps the rewards. Sunday's triumph under the Wembley arch took his career haul of winners' medals to 32, augmenting a collection from Ajax, Milan clubs Inter and AC Milan, Barcelona and PSG. "It will be put in the museum", said Ibrahimovic. He obviously has an unbelievable ability to keep himself fit. After all these years [people said]: 'He didn't come and show himself here.' But I came. Not me, not you. Him.

And he knows just how much United is relying on him for goals.

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