Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn't enjoying the hotel..

Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves Manchester United's favoured team hotel

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic got his Manchester United career off to the perfect start on the field yesterday afternoon, scoring an acrobatic strike just three minutes into his first appearance.

It may have been a friendly and therefore meaningless, but it was enough to convince many a United fan that this will be their season.

The 34-year-old is looking to continue the imperious form he showed for PSG last term, in which he scored 40 goals across all competitions.

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But while he may appear at home in a red shirt already, the Swedish striker felt far from comfortable in Manchester's swanky Lowry Hotel. He and his wife Helena Seger were pictured leaving the five-star hotel after just one night.

With £250,000-a-week coming into his bank account every week, we suspect Ibrahimovic has the highest of standards when it comes to his living quarters but could it have really been that bad?

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Things were made worse for when it was revealed that Ibrahimovic had swapped the Lowry for the Radisson Blu, a hotel frequently used by Manchester City players before home matches.

Another Di Maria?

Thoughts immediately turned to that of Angel di Maria, the Argentinian winger who so infamously failed to settle into his new life in Manchester, spending just one season at Old Trafford before leaving for PSG.

The real reason

However, the Daily Mail claim that Ibrahimovic's reason for changing hotels was one we can all understand.

They say the former AC Milan and Barcelona star wanted a hotel with a swimming pool, which the Lowry does not have and the Radisson has.

So it appears Ibrahimovic's reason for leaving United's hotel of choice was simply so he could keep his strict fitness regime going; hardly a reason for any concern.

Soon enough, Ibrahimovic is likely to purchase a house in Cheshire's 'golden triangle', where a number of his United team-mates currently reside.

So Manchester United's faithful can look forward to plenty more of this:

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