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Ibrahimovic: 'Something big going on' at Man United

Sunday 07 Aug 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Sunday’s FA Community Shield success is only “the beginning” for a new-look Manchester United side.

The Swedish star nodded home a late winner for the Emirates FA Cup winners at Wembley to secure victory over last season’s Premier League champions Leicester City.

And despite only being at Old Trafford for a matter of days, Ibrahimovic admits he senses something special is being built under new boss Jose Mourinho.

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"For our team, there's something big going on and we're in the beginning and we begin with a trophy - it's a good start," said the former Malmo, Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona and Juventus star.

"I feel good, the team is fantastic with good team-mates and a good spirit with good professional players and a good coach.

"Everybody knows the coach, he wants to win and he does everything to win and the club outside the team, is probably the biggest club I've played in.

"The only one I can compare it with is Milan and I'm very honoured and proud to be here.

"It feels good, in my first official game, to play for a trophy and we win."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic watches the ball sail past Kasper Schmeichel

Ibrahimovic watches the ball sail past Kasper Schmeichel to seal the win over Leicester at Wembley

With Ibrahimovic among a list of summer signings including Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, along with the imminent arrival of France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, United are aiming high this season.

And after landing at Old Trafford from Paris Saint-Germain this summer with an impressive record of winning a league title at every club he’s played with previously, Ibrahimovic is now focused on the new season and adding another to that list with the Reds.

"That's what it's all about, winning trophies," he said.

"This is my 31st collective trophy and I'm super happy, this is why I came and hopefully I can win much more than this.

"It was a difficult game, we played against a good team. They are the champions from the last season and you can see why, they are a very strong collective team."

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