PETALING JAYA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic only took four minutes to register his first goal for the Red Devils on his Manchester United (MU) debut in a friendly against Turkish side, Galatasaray.
In a 7-goal thriller, Ibrahimovic’s goal was the undeniable highlight, with Antonio Valencia providing the assist.
A perfectly laid cross from the right side from Valencia was met by Ibrahimovic’s overhead kick. It might not have been the cleanest of contact with the ball but it was enough to make thousands of MU fans go wild with delight.
The 35-year-old Swede later promised that there was more to come after this. In a report by Reuters he was quoted as saying: “I’m going to help the team as much as I can and do what I’m good at, creating chances and scoring goals”.
He added “There is something big on the go, it’s going to be very interesting this year. Let us say that if Pogba comes too, it’s going to be very interesting”.
As one of the biggest name in world football, Ibrahimovic is known for his spectacular goals like that which he scored yesterday, as well as the overhead kick against England.
As usual he will be expected to deliver those kinds of goal in an MU shirt this season. After four years of a trophy-laden spell at Paris Saint Germain, Ibrahimovic is now in Old Trafford, in the hopes of bringing back the glory days and trophies to the red half of Manchester.
Last month, former MU player and legend Eric Cantona, who was nicknamed “The King” during his time at the club, claimed Ibrahimovic could become a prince at Old Trafford after joining the club on a free transfer.
Ibrahimovic responded in his inimitable way, saying “I admire Cantona and I heard what he said. But I won’t be King of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester.”
Likened to Cantona, Ibrahimovic has the attitude and personality to bring back the Cantona effect which has long gone after the former retired.
MU fans are eager to see more goals from the man and the one against Galatasaray is just the beginning of many more to come.