Manchester United have confirmed that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic contract with immediate effect.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future.”
Zlatan posted on his Instagram page shortly after the news and said: “Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United. Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history. #foreverred”
Here are some of his selected speech about how the Ibrahimovic feels about his former club.
“This club is massive. I have played at other massive clubs; every club is massive and, if it was not massive, it became massive when I came!” (October 2016)
“I’ve met a lot of City fans but they became United supporters when they met me!” (October 2016)
“When I was living in Paris, in four years I didn’t go to see the Eiffel Tower once – I wanted them to change the Eiffel for my statue but they didn’t do it. Maybe if they do it now I will go to visit!” (October 2016)
“Advice? The thing I always say is you have to enjoy yourself; don’t forget what we play is the thing we love. It’s our passion. We’re playing football and you need to have a balance in your head to find the right level where you enjoy it but at the same time you perform.” (October 2016)
“I’m happy with my teams I played with because they did magic stuff.” (October 2016)
“Every medal has its story. You have the individual ones and you have the collective ones. It’s difficult to say which means the most… [pauses] because I have one from every country I went to. I don’t even have one from Sweden; can you imagine that – the King from Sweden doesn’t have a medal from Sweden. It’s not possible; I have to go there and conquer back my country!” (October 2016).