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Pictures have emerged of Zlatan Ibrahimovic taking part in his first Manchester United training session

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken part in his first training session with Manchester United following his free transfer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

After being involved at Euro 2016 with Sweden, Ibrahimovic was granted a longer holiday by the Premier League club, despite the Swedes failing to advance from their group following costly defeats to Belgium and Italy.

The 34-year-old arrived at United's Carrington training ground earlier today, and was all smiles as he walked onto the training pitch alongside new teammates Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford.


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United's new no.9 was at Carrington on Wednesday evening following his extended break, but he hadn't trained with his new teammates up until today.

Ibrahimovic has been the talk of the summer - along with potential future teammate Paul Pogba - after he announced at the end of last season that he would be leaving PSG once his contract expired.

After a few weeks of being quiet and remaining coy on the subject, Ibrahimovic then revealed his next destination would be Old Trafford, with a Jose Mourinho reunion believed to be a factor in his decision.

Ibrahimovic and Mourinho enjoyed a successful partnership together in Italy with Serie A giants Inter Milan, and although they both went their separate ways after, they are now set for another campaign together, but this time, in the Premier League.

In the video below, you can see Ibrahimovic arriving for training alongside Young and Rashford.

Questions have already been raised about whether or not the veteran will be able to cut it in England, but given his self-confidence, don't be surprised if he settles in almost immediately.

The striker was pictured going through some gentle exercises with club veteran Michael Carrick with grins on their faces, and was also filmed doing some basic ball control by the Manchester United media team.

At the end of the video posted by United (which can be seen below), Ibrahimovic is seen talking to academy graduate Jesse Lingard, and that's one massive boost for the club regarding the arrival of the Swede, as he can pass on his knowledge and experience to the younger players.

Mourinho has got a full team at his disposal today for the first time following the return of Euro 2016 participants.

Ibrahimovic was also joined by Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini and French duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial.

Mourinho was rather generous to his new striker, given the Swede a five-week holiday following Euro 2016, but he began a personal training programme on Sunday, and officially took part in training today.

Below you can see a few pictures of Ibrahimovic during his first training session.

Ibrahimovic could make his Manchester United debut this weekend as the Red Devils take on Galatasaray in another pre-season friendly.

The match will ironically be played in Ibrahimovic's home country of Sweden after the game was agreed to following his move to United.

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