New York City manager Patrick Vieira believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s imminent arrival at Old Trafford will make Manchester the home of football.
The Sweden football legend who kept secret the destination of his next club close to his chest after he left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season on a free took to social media to reveal he is to join United ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.
However, Manchester United are yet to confirm the deal but former teammate Vieira believes that the 34-year-old who he guided PSG to four consecutive Ligue 1 titles, scoring 38 league goals last season is great news for the Premier League.
“He is a good friend of mine and we spent time together at Juventus and at Inter,” Vieira said.
“We are still in touch once in a while and we have massive respect for each other.
“What I really like about him is his character – he is a winner, a guy who can drive the team because of his character and that is a very good signing for Manchester United.
“I spoke to him this morning – he said that he decided to go to United and he believes that is a very good decision for him. Of course I will wish him good luck and I will be following him.
“Look at the two managers in Manchester; look at Ibrahimovic; [Sergio] Aguero on one side, [David] Silva, [Wayne] Rooney. I think Manchester is the capital of football.”
Ibrahimovic’s move to Manchester United will see him link up with Jose Mourinho whom he worked with during his spell at Inter Milan.