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Jose Mourinho uses three words to describe Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Football fans will get to see if Zlatan Ibrahimovic can cut it in the Premier League.

The Swede signed for Manchester United earlier this month, meaning one of Europe’s most exciting players will finally grace the Premier League.

At 34, Ibrahimovic can’t be judged too severely for next season’s performances. Who knows, he may even surprise many by being the league’s top goalscorer.

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Regardless, it’s sure to be one incredible ride.

He reunites with Jose Mourinho - a manager he has deep admiration for - as the pair plot to bring success back to Old Trafford.

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It really was a no brainer to sign the striker he won a Serie A title with at Inter Milan.

Ibrahimovic scored 52 goals last season, helping Paris Saint-Germain to a fourth-straight French title.

Now, we wait and see if the former Barcelona striker can replicate his success - he’s won titles in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France - in England.

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Three words

Mourinho expressed his delight at signing the player, using three words to describe him.

“Zlatan, three words - he’s a winner, he’s a goalscorer, and he’s funny - he’s a funny guy,” Mourinho assessed, per the Manchester Evening News. “You need to understand him.

“He’s a funny guy, and if you don’t know him, maybe you think with some quotes, he’s a bit arrogant. But, he’s just a funny guy. So, I would just say that. Funny, winner and goalscorer.

“I was so happy to get him, and obviously, he’s happy to work for me now.”

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Zlatan hearts Jose

Ibrahimovic revealed as much in his autobiography ‘I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic’.

The Swede described former manager Pep Guardiola - now at Manchester City - as a “spineless coward”, while revealing that he would be “willing to die for” Mourinho.

"That guy says whatever he wants,” Ibrahimovic said of the United manager, per The Guardian. “I like him. He's the leader of his army.

“But he cares, too. He would text me all the time at Inter, wondering how I was doing. He's the exact opposite of Pep Guardiola.

“If Mourinho lights up a room, Guardiola draws the curtains. I guessed that Guardiola was trying to match up to him. Mourinho would become a guy I was basically willing to die for."

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