Ibrahi­movic steals the show at the ‘Zla­tan Arena’

New Straits Times - - Sport -

STOCK­HOLM: Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic may have been un­able to join his Manch­ester United team­mates on the pitch in their Europa League fi­nal against Ajax, but his mere pres­ence at the Friends Arena was enough to steal the show.

The striker ar­rived in style as a mem­ber of staff saved him the hob­ble and drove him to the tun­nel in a golf buggy.

Ibrahi­movic was later seen pitch­side along with fel­low in­jured Manch­ester United stars Luke Shaw and Mar­cos Rojo. No­tably, he ap­peared to be the only one not wear­ing a team suit, opt­ing for ca­sual clothes in­stead.

Be­ing the sta­dium he played in for Swe­den — and the venue where he scored one of the all­time great goals against Eng­land — he aptly called it the ‘Zla­tan Arena’ when an­nounc­ing his pres­ence on so­cial me­dia.

Fi­nally be­ing told to put a United track­suit top on, Ibrahi­movic made it clear he was sup­port­ing the Red Devils and not his former club Ajax, with whom he spent three sea­sons be­tween 2001 and 2004.

With Paul Pogba and Hen­rikh Mkhi­taryan scor­ing the win­ning goals, Ibrahi­movic was then able to walk onto the pitch and cel­e­brate with his team­mates as they lifted their third tro­phy of the cam­paign. Daily Mail

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