Was there ever any doubt that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would make a big impact with his move to Manchester United? Goalkeeper David De Gea is already impressed after having just worked with the Swedish striker for less than a week.
The Spanish keeper is reportedly happy that the legendary striker has joined the Red Devils. How could he not be pleased after Ibrahimovic scored a stunning goal via an overhead scissor kick, just 190 seconds into his debut appearance for United? The striker made his presence felt in the United squad during an off-season friendly match against Turkish giants Galatasaray on Saturday. New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clapped his hands together and sat with a smug look on his face after his superstar signing hit the back of the net.
“That gives us more energy when you see players like them coming to Manchester, and now we have to train all together, trying to be fit as soon as possible. We’re going to play the first game against Leicester City, with the Community Shield up for grabs,” said De Gea, as he shared his thoughts to Manchester United TV. Apart from Ibrahimovic, he thinks that the team has made some good signings including Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Ibrahimovic appears to be adjusting and integrating into the team fairly quickly, even after missing the team’s pre-season tour in China. The living legend already has 13 league titles under his belt, all gathered from across the continent. He has achieved league success in Italy, Spain, Holland and France during spells with teams like AC Milan, Inter Milan, Ajax Amsterdam, FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
Ibrahimovic faces a new challenge in England, alongside the similarly successful manager Jose Mourinho. Before joining Manchester United, Mourinho has won titles with Chelsea in England, Inter Milan in Italy, Real Madrid in Spain, as well as with Porto in his native country, Portugal. with Mourinho’s help, Ibrahimovic could be on his way to be the first player to ever win league titles in five different countries.