The Sweden international has been one of the most lethal goal-scorers of the past decade. With his height, plethora of skills and his ability to score long-range screamers, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never been far from controversy. In fact, he seems to bounce from controvers-to-controversy between his goal-scoring escapades. Having tested his talent in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Sweden – and succeeded in resounding fashion – he will want to conquer England. Taking on the Premier League and succeeding will mean that the striker has been successful in all the major European leagues – a rare feat by any player.
Ibrahimovic has a fiery temperament and whilst some clubs may frown upon that, United could prove the perfect fodder for his madness. He is even quoted as saying that himself and Louis van Gaal wouldn’t get along – but that fire could prove pivotal for United. They won’t tolerate his over-aggressive side, but will relish and encourage his passion for the game – see Roy Keane and Eric Cantona. Ibrahimovic has all the ingredients to become as big a cult figure at Old Trafford as the aforementioned legends – even at the age of 33. He has won the top flight in every country he has played in – he is a serial winner, making him and the Red Devils a perfect match.
Finally, the provocative forward would relish the atmosphere of the Premier League. Both the fans and the media would prove a brilliant ground at the tail end of his career as he’d look to unleash his final acts of madness and brilliance. He loves to provoke a reaction – and few fans are more willing to react than the Premier League faithful. He’d also be bound to relish going into combat with the English media – renowned as one of the most brutal. It would make for one heck of a partnership if he does move to England’s top tier.
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