As much as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is revered for the special player he is, his personality is just as polarising.
The enigmatic Swede is now 36-years-old, but what a decorated career he has had.
After playing for heavyweight sides like AC & Inter Milan, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax, Barcelona and now Manchester United, he's been playing on the biggest stage for 15 years.
During that time, Zlatan has collected league titles in Italy, Spain, Holland and France in addition to the two trophies he won off the back of 28 goals in his debut season with Man United last term.
There is no doubting his quality and with 62 goals in 116 Swedish internationals, he is a national legend, too.
However, he's not always treated like the national treasure that he should be, that's despite winning the Swedish Player of the Year award an incredible 11 times.
In a new interview released by French broadcaster Canal+, Ibrahimovic addressed his relationship with the Swedish media and did not shy away from the topic at all.
He accused the Swedish media of ‘attacking’ him because “they cannot accept that I am Ibrahimovic”.
When interviewer - and former Leeds United midfielder - Oliver Dacourt asked Ibra if he’s too arrogant, Zlatan replied:
"That doesn’t matter. I’m the best there is. Either you are proud or you are not."
Ibra has been working his way back from a serious knee injury since March and incredibly managed to feature for Jose Mourinho's men before the end of the year, but after managing one goal in seven outings, it looks as if he may have returned too soon.
Mourinho admitted ahead of United's 0-0 draw with Southampton to close out 2017 that he will be without Zlatan for about a month, but he was hesitant to confirm whether the Red Devils would be in the market for a new striker or not.
"Zlatan one month out," Mourinho confirmed. "I don't know, I really don't know (if Manchester United need reinforcement), but I'm happy with the players' attitude with the players' desires and I have no complaints about my players."News Now - Sport News