Jose Mourinho hails Zlatan Ibrahimovic as one of world's best as Man United confirm signing
Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The enigmatic Swede had more or less broken the news yesterday:
Now, the club have officially confirmed the capture of the striker.
He is thought to have signed a one-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit.
Ibra previously worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan, before the two faced off during Champions League knockout ties between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
Ibrahimovic announced his retirement from international duty following Sweden's disappointing performance at Euro 2016.
There had already been extensive speculation about his anticipated move to Old Trafford before he confirmed the move on social media yesterday.
The 34-year-old today told the club's official website: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League.
"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."
The club also got reactionary quotes from manager Mourinho:
"Zlatan needs no introduction. 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."
United also appear close to concluding the transfer of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund.
An agreement for the midfielder is yet to be formally announced but United's official online shop was carrying images of their new blue away kit, available to order with Mkhitaryan's name.
The page was soon removed and an error messaged replaced it.
Ibrahimovic is the Red Devils' second signing after the arrival of £30million defender Eric Bailly.