Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for his ridiculous goals and antics on and off the pitch. Staying true to his reputation, the Swede’s response to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry during an interview, when quizzed about his absence on the United wall, is sure to spark chuckles among fans.
The pair sat down for a long chat in the gym during a tour of United’s AON training complex, where they talked about Ibrahimovic’s ACL injury, recovery and more.
Whilst exchanging words at the gym, where the former Swedish international spent countless hours in recovery, Henry proposed a question on why Zlatan was not on the United wall among other iconic and legendary players like George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, and many more.
Being the mischievous person he is, the former Paris Saint-Germain striker replied with something that shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows him.
“I know what you’re going to ask me. It’s coming next year,” the talented striker joked, even before the question was brought up. “You know why [he is not on the wall]? Because they still don’t know how God is looking.”
Needless to say, Arsenal’s all time top-scorer lost his cool when he heard Ibra’s reasoning and was quick to drift off camera in order to control his laughter. The United striker himself couldn’t hold back, and can be seen laughing at the realization of the gravity of what he had just said.
The 34-year-old is currently on the road to complete his recovery from the horrific injury he suffered last season, and is expected to return by December, just in time for the Red Devils’ clash against Henry’s Gunners.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.