Mino Raiola: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's heart isn't at Manchester United

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Three goals in as many games and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already proving he is more than capable of coping with the Premier League's rigours.

Doubt surrounded the 34-year-old's move to Manchester United in July - even if it was a free transfer - because of his relative lack of experience with English football.

And yet, the self-proclaimed 'God of Manchester' has taken the top-flight by storm and helped the Red Devils along to three-straight victories.


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Goals against Bournemouth and Southampton (2) see Ibrahimovic joint top of the goalscoring charts with Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, who will undoubtedly be his biggest rival where the Golden Boot is concerned.

The Swede really looks like he's enjoying his football at United.

However, according to Ibrahimovic's agent, Mino Raiola, the striker might be wishing he had joined another club this summer.

Asked for his take on Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba's moves to United, he told Premium Sport: "I'm happy for Ibrahimovic and Pogba. They’re hungry for victories and there’s a winning project at Manchester United.”

At this point, Raiola dropped a pretty big bombshell with regard to where his client's heart lies.

"Italy can't afford Ibrahimovic," he added. "Milan are the club in his heart but his future was on a different path."

Raiola doesn't specify which Milan Ibrahimovic is so infatuated with, but one suspects it's AC after the comments he made in 2012.

The ex-Sweden international said, per ESPN: "I love Milan. I liked it and I felt at home there. This is a club where I could imagine going back if I had to choose.

"Often, you do not go back to where you were, but Milan, I can imagine. This is a fantastic club.

"I want them to succeed in all competitions. I hope that the club will be better. But if they need help, they know where I am."


What's guaranteed is Ibrahimovic won't allow his desire to rejoin AC Milan to get in the way of his career at the Theatre of Dreams - after all, it was his winning goal at Wembley that saw United beat Leicester City in the Community Shield last month.

United fans will only hope the enigmatic striker's form continues after the international break, with a salivating Manchester derby in the offing.

City have also won their first three Premier League games, setting up a heavyweight clash of epic proportions on September 10.

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