Ibrahimovic Reveals Why He Decided To Come To England

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United in the summer, and despite his advancing years, he has defied all odds and proved to be a brilliant acquisition for Jose Mourinho, unleashing 13 goals in 19 league appearances this season.

Throughout his storied career, Ibrahimovic maintains a knack of making the game look easy. Some doubted whether he could continue his dream journey in the Premier League, but here we are, he’s taken to the English football with aplomb.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, he admitted that people consistently raising questions over his ability to succeed in England is exactly why he decided to join United.

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Zlatan stated: “People talking about me, saying, ‘You’re dead, you’re this, that’, ex-players talking, and I don’t even remember them when they were playing. But one thing for sure is they will remember me for the rest of their lives.

“After many years of talks like, ‘He can never make it in the Premier League, he can never make it there’, I had my little adventure going around different countries, and when they felt it was most difficult for me, I chose to come.”

But you can argue with Zlatan’s latest comment that the mercurial forward has “conquered” England, you can say it’s little premature. After all, he is just six months into his debut season as a United player, and the Red Devils currently sit tight in sixth place in the league table, 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Indeed, if Mourinho is planning to bridge the gap to Antonio Conte’s boys, United will have to continue their extraordinary run of form, and players like Ibrahimovic will be required to continue preserving the high standards they’ve set already.

The highly-rated forward’s goals have been extremely crucial to the Red Devils’ upturn in results, with Jose Mourinho’s team winning six league games in a row.


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