Zlatan Ibrahimovic is "super happy" to be a Manchester United player

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has described joining Manchester United as a "very easy" decision and claimed he is "super happy" to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The Swedish striker has been officially unveiled by his new club, bringing an end to months of speculation regarding his future. Ibrahimovic had frequently teased journalists about his next destination although a move to Manchester United was always likely.

Now, he has explained exactly why he decided to join the Red Devils despite courting interest from a host of top clubs from around the world.

He said: "I am super happy. I am just waiting to get to know the guys and get to training. Now I can focus on one thing; the United shirt."

Asked how he came to his decision, he said: "I compare it with [Floyd] Mayweather and [Manny] Pacquiao's fight. They said it would never happen and it happened."

On his memories with Mourinho, he said: "My only regret with Jose was I had a short time together. One season. We won together, we had a great time together. I learned a lot. He is a winner, I am a winner and we both know what we want."

Take a look at the full interview below:

Impressive record

Winning is exactly what the 34-year-old plans to do during his 12 months at Manchester United. Having won titles in four separate countries – Holland, Italy, Spain, France – Ibrahimovic will retire as one of the most successful footballers of all time regardless of whether he adds a Premier League title to that collection.

Indeed, Ibrahimovic has come first in his division in nine of his last ten seasons, including four Ligue 1 titles out of a possible four. Needless to say, he is used to finishing first.

But the Premier League will be a completely different prospect to that of France's top flight. Manchester United finished fifth in the last campaign and must overcome the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal if they are to win their 14th Premier League title and their first since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

Next deal

Ibrahimovic represents the second new player in Mourinho's early era in charge after Eric Bailly signed from Villarreal in a £30m deal last month. They are expected to be closely followed by Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a £26m deal believed to be in place.

A deal for the Armenian seems so close that Manchester United's club shop is already selling merchandise with his name on it. Eagle-eyed fans spotted the option to get 'Mkhitaryan' printed on the back of United shirts, hinting a deal is already done.

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