Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants 'revenge' on Pep Guardiola, according to his agent

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Whenever there is talk of big transfers this summer, it's a pretty safe bet that Mino Raiola is behind it. 

That includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic's proposed move to Manchester United and Raiola, Ibra's agent, has now suggested one bizarre reason why the Swedish superstar could be motivated to move to the Premier League. 

It's not because it's supposed to be the best league in the world, or because of United's history and stature - but because he can get revenge on Pep Guardiola, whom he fell out with during their time at Barcelona. 


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Words of warning 

Speaking to Spanish publication Marca, Raiola said:

"I think he (Ibrahimovic) wants revenge on Guardiola, although he does not live for it because you shouldn't have two graves - one for him and one for the enemy.

"You learn more from defeats than you do from victories, and Zlatan learned a lot from what happened with Guardiola."

Just to make sure the new Manchester City boss was absolutely clear about who he's been messing with, the super-agent added:

"As a person, I don't like him either.

Rivalries renewed

"Zlatan admits he is a great coach and I can think it but refuse to admit it."

Pep, you have been warned. 

United boss Jose Mourinho is also set to renew his long-standing rivalry with Guardiola, so Manchester derbies next season - the first taking place on September 10 - will certainly be very interesting. 

Ibrahimovic is expected to move to Old Trafford on a one-year deal after Euro 2016, where he has been playing, albeit pretty unsuccessfully, for Sweden. 

He will be looking to continue his sublime form and 50 goals that helped PSG to the Ligue 1 title last season - but if he can get some vengeance on Guardiola, then that will be an added bonus.

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