Zlatan Ibrahimovic describes first week as a Manchester United player

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The wait for Manchester United fans is almost over.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been wanted in the Premier League for many a year by fans up and down the country but it will be the Old Trafford faithful who will have the pleasure of supporting the Swede every week this season.

And tomorrow he is expected to make his very first appearance in a Man United shirt when his new club takes on Galatasaray in his native Sweden tomorrow.

Ibrahimovic only joined up with his new teammates for the first time earlier this week after being given extra time off following Euro 2016, but has been included in Jose Mourinho's 23-man squad to face the Turkish side in Gothenburg.

Even in such a short space of time, the experienced striker has been able to get quickly adjusted to his new surroundings, colleagues and coaches.

In an interview for United's very own television channel, MUTV, Ibrahimovic described his first few days at the club: "Positive vibes. They seem to be good guys, quality players, they train very hard and, during the training, are very focused.

"The coach - he is direct, he is concrete, he says what he wants and the players are adapting. So there are only positive things."

The 34-year-old may be approaching the latter stages of his career but he is still expected to play a big part in Man United's season.

Ibrahimovic faces competition from Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for a starting place and he will be hoping he can hit the ground running with a good performance tomorrow.

He added: "Everybody has been waiting for that moment.

"There has been a lot of talk and to make my debut in my country will feel great."

"I think the fans are waiting for me to come back and they are waiting to enjoy not only me, but the team as well. Hopefully, we can give them a good game and, at the same time, we are in the preparation."

Given his lack of training, it is unlikely Ibrahimovic will feature too prominently against Galatasaray and concerns regarding the uneven state of the Ullevi Stadium means Jose Mourinho is expected to be even more cautious with United's new No. 9.

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