Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins Manchester United: 11 of his best quotes
Published 01/07/2016 | 18:27
Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrives at Old Trafford as one of the world's most enigmatic and enthralling footballers and definitely one of the most quotable.
Here, we look at some of his best utterances.
:: "Zlatan doesn't do auditions" - the response when Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger offered the then-teenaged Ibrahimovic a trial.
:: "I can't help but laugh at how perfect I am" - on his own talent.
:: "Swedish style? No. Yugoslavian style? Of course not. It has to be Zlatan-style" - More of the same.
:: "What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange" - in response to Norway striker John Carew's suggestions that Ibrahimovic's flicks and tricks were "pointless".
:: "First I went left; he did too. Then I went right and he did too. Then I went left again and he went to buy a hot dog" - on how he twisted Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz inside-out.
:: "When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway and you step on the gas. Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat" - on his sole season at Barcelona where he endured a tense relationship with then coach Pep Guardiola, now across Manchester with City.
:: "We're looking for an apartment. If we don't find anything, then I'll probably just buy the hotel" - at his unveiling as a PSG player.
:: "It's true I don't know much about the players here, but they definitely know who I am" - on his move to Ligue 1 in 2012.
:: "We were looking through his playlist in the dressing room - there was lots of Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez. It is nice to know that even David Beckham doesn't have good taste in everything" - on his former PSG team-mate's music choices.
:: "Only God knows who will go through" - interviewer replies 'It's hard to ask him' - "You're talking to him" - that Ibrahimovic ego again in the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup play-offs.
:: "A World Cup without me is nothing to watch, so it is not worth waiting for the World Cup" - Following Sweden's defeat by Portugal in the play-offs.