Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is ‘ready to create more special memories in England’ after his move to Manchester United was finally confirmed according to the Daily Mail.
The 34-year-old became Jose Mourinho’s second signing of the summer on Friday and admitted he was ‘delighted’ to join United.
Mourinho, who worked with the striker at Inter Milan, said that his new signing needed no introduction, adding: ‘The statistics speak for themselves.’
The transfer was one of football’s worst-kept secrets and Ibrahimovic, who has signed on a one-year deal at Old Trafford, said he was relishing the opportunity.
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League,’ he said.
“It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again. He is a fantastic manager and I am ready for this new and exciting challenge.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far and have some great memories. I am now ready to create more special memories in England.”
Mourinho is confident that Ibrahimovic can propel United to great things once again next season and hailed him as one of the best.
‘Zlatan needs no introduction,’ he said.
‘The statistics speak for themselves. Ibra is one of the best strikers in the world and a player who always gives 100 per cent.
‘He has won the most important league championships in the world of football, now he has the opportunity to play in the best league in the world and I know he will grasp this opportunity and will work hard to help the team win titles.
“I am certain that his talent will delight fans at Old Trafford next season and that his experience will be invaluable in helping to develop the younger players in the squad.”