Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted that he is proving many people wrong with the impact he’s had in England so far this season.
The 35-year-old arrived last summer on a free transfer, with many questioning whether or not he’d be able to stand up to the rigours of the Premier League at this stage of his career and continue to deliver at a high level.
In truth, the former Swedish international has always had his doubters whether it be pundits or ex players, but with 18 goals to his name in all competitions so far this season, he’s evidently enjoyed himself as he hopes to continue to take United closer to reaching their objectives.
It wouldn’t be an Ibrahimovic interview without an hilarious line though, and he hasn’t disappointed this time round either as he sat down with Thierry Henry in an exclusive chat for Sky Sports.
“I have no problem [with the criticism] because I went through this my whole career, this is something that triggers me, gives me energy.
“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.”
The former AC Milan and Barcelona star went on discuss various topics, including an explanation on why he chose United when he could have had a much easier, and much more lucrative offer from China.
While many perceive it as arrogance, others will argue that it’s just confidence and self-belief. However, on this occasion, the interview shines a light on the hard work and dedication that Ibrahimovic has towards football, as he insisted that United are looking to battle for the top four and then reassess their objectives as the season goes on.
They can take a massive step towards doing so when they face Liverpool this weekend, with the big Swede revealing that these are the big games that he wants to play in and it would come as no surprise if he has a decisive impact for his side.