Since taking over as Manchester’s top club, Man City fans have wasted no time in rubbing it into their local rivals.
The last time Manchester United finished above the Citizens was in 2013. Since then, the Red Devils have had to watch their ‘noisy neighbours’ win the Premier League, FA Cup and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
And with the arrival of Pep Guardiola in the summer, the gap is expected to grow between the two rivals.
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Not wanting to waste their opportunity to bask in the sunlight, City fans have responded to rumours linking the 20-time champions with Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic by playing a prank on United.
YouTube channel Blue Moon Rising called up the club’s ticket office pretending to be Ibrahimovic in an effort to order tickets. Watch the hilarious video, brought to our attention by 101GreatGoals, below.
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Wiped away the tears yet? Good.
Our favourite part was the poem. After recently asking PSG to replace the Eiffel Tower with a statue of himself, we can certainly imagine the egotistical Swede saying, “Roses are red, violets are blue, you love Zlatan, Zlatan loves Zlatan too”.
He’s arguably football’s biggest entertainer.
Ibrahimovic was at it again with the wild comments on Monday ahead of PSG’s Champions League quarter-final game against Manchester City.
The 34-year-old has rolled back the years this season, scoring 39 goals in 42 games as PSG cruised to the Ligue 1 title.
The French league is hardly the most competitive but he’s also scored five goals in nine Champions League games.
And the secret to his success? Deciding, at the start of the season, to be young.
"I have never been better,” the former Barcelona striker told reporters, per the Telegraph. “The way I feel today is the best I have ever been. I was born old and I will die young. That is how it looks.
“I appreciate it [the special moments] because I think everything is in your head. It's a mental thing.
“You are as young and fresh as you think you are and that is what I have proved this season, by doing the things I am doing. So the age is just a number.
“Your head decides how young you are and how old you are. So this year I decided I am very young."
It almost makes you want to contribute to the Swede’s £600,000-a-week wage demands, just to see him in the Premier League.
Should Man Utd pay Zlatan Ibrahimovic £600,000-a-week if he boosts their title hopes? Let us know in the comments section below!
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