Zlatan Ibrahimovic never had a trophy drought season with any club he has played, whether you say it’s his luck or his ability to produce something special when times come calling. Zlatan earned Manchester United their first silverware as a Community Shield in his debut for the club. Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2-1 in the Community Shield final played on Sunday.
The English Premier League champion Leicester suffered the defeat with Ibra header coming into 83rd minute of the game. Leicester tasted what it feel like playing against a team in which Zlatan plays, now it’s time for other premier league teams to see what’s coming in their way as Zlatanera will continue in premier league this time starting from this weekend.
Zlatan who promised ManU fans to become god of the club after Eric Cantona comments of ‘Ibra could be the prince as there would only ever be one king.’ Zlatan replied as Swedish paper Aftonbladet, report him as saying: “I admire Cantona. And I heard what he said. But I won’t be King of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester.”
Well, the god is here, he already served them with Community Shield trophy proving his words were right about himself. Jesse Lingard’s marvellous solo goal and a deserved Leicester City equaliser from Jamie Vardy was taking the match into penalty shootout but the free agent signing of Manchester like to finish the things off in normal time as he is too old for going into extra time.
He finished the things off in normal time with his header. Antonio Valencia put up a cross towards the far post and Ibrahimovic leapt for it with Wes Morgan, the Leicester captain and not a man easily outmuscled. Ibrahimovic outmuscled him. The header did not pack similar power but the precision was perfect. The ball squeezed past Kasper Schmeichel and went in off the far post. Ibrahimovic was overtaken by delight.
Jose Mourinho, the special one was criticized for Ibrahimovic signing who is 34 year old, but the critics will shut their mouth now. It feels like trio of Ibra, Mkhitaryan, and the €110m (£93m) signing of Pogba will bring back the pride of ManU, with Mourinho giving instructions from the sideline.