Milorad Mazic found out this evening that one does not simply touch Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Manchester United striker has had some pretty hilarious interactions with opposing players over the years. Who can forget the look he gave a poor defender who dared lay a finger on his torso during a Sweden game a couple of years ago?
He was at it again during United’s Europa League contest against Fenerbahce, brushing Mazic off during an altercation.
The Swede started the contest on the bench but was introduced on the half hour mark, replacing the injured Paul Pogba.
It didn’t take long for Ibrahimovic to get stuck in. He clashed with Simon Kjaer, even putting his hand to the Fenerbahce defender’s throat.
But while Ibra can place his hands on others, nobody else can do the same to him.
Mazic tried to cool the striker by gently placing a hand on his midriff. Ibrahimovic took offence to this, grabbing Mazic’s hand and throwing it away.
Check out the pretty funny incident below.
Ibra vs sorry defender
Ibrahimovic entered Thursday’s contest in miserable form, scoring just once in his past 10 games.
Life in England started so well for the former Paris Saint-Germain striker too - he scored five goals in his first five appearances.
But Ian Wright now believes Ibrahimovic is part of the problem, not the solution, in an under-fire United team.
“From the start of the season, the only thing keeping him in the team was the fact that he was scoring those goals,” Wright said, via The Sun.
“When you look at him, his all-round play has just not been good enough.
“His movement has not been great, I’m going to be totally honest, I’m not sure too many other teams would have signed him, even on a free.
“You look at the way Man City are playing, the way Chelsea are playing, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, all vibrant, teams with pace and exuberance.
“And you look at Man United, it’s slow, and he’s got a massive part to play in that.”