Mata Reveals The Hilarious Thing Zlatan Did On His First Day At United

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney during training.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been an integral part of Premier League outfit  Manchester United since the beginning. He helped them win the Europa League and scored 28 goals in the process last season.

However, a serious cruciate damage to his knee in April during a Europa League match saw him out of action for seven long months.

In a recent interview with Mirror, Zlatan’s teammate Juan Mata threw light on the Swedish International’s first day at Old Trafford. The 36-year-old was never shy as you expect a fresher to be, and instead confidently smiled his way out of the field all day long.

According to the Spaniard, Zlatan had the kit men on their toes that day, but was later sharing jokes with them.

“The day he arrived, we were away on pre-season, so he was on his own with the kit men at the training ground. They had never met him before and he’s the sort of guy that garners instant respect because of the way he carries himself,” said Mata.

“Zlatan apparently looked the kit men up and down and said: ‘I hope you know God has arrived.’ The kit men were shaking and didn’t know what to think, then he fell about laughing with them. He always does that.”

Zlatan came back from injury recently in a comfortable win against Newcastle United, and the fans have been blessed enough to seen him in three matches since then.

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Written by Himangshu Das  

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