Zlatan scored the winner .

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores winning goal against Leicester City

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not have had his most prominent match during today's Community Shield, but the enigmatic striker still managed to win the game for Manchester United at Wembley. 

Jose Mourinho's side secured a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Leicester City thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard and Ibrahimovic. 

Jamie Vardy had equalised for the Foxes in the second half, but it was Ibrahimovic who helped the Red Devils claim the trophy. 


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Indeed, with the game approaching its final stages, Ecuadorian defender Antonio Valencia ran down the right wing and produced a teasing cross for Ibrahimovic to head home. 

There was a debate as to whether Zlatan's left foot was in an offside position, but he was given the benefit of the doubt by the linesman. 

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Zlatan goal 

As you can see by the video below, the Sweden superstar looked delighted after the ball edged over the line after it hit the post.

Pogba on his way  

It was certainly a promising performance from United, who have today announced that France international Paul Pogba is set to have a medical with the club imminently. 


The Juventus ace, who is recognised as one of the best midfielders in world football, is set to return to Old Trafford after leaving the club on a free transfer back in 2012. 

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