Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he feels “alive” after scoring on his debut in the Premier League on Sunday Bournemouth. The Swede scored from 25-yards and helped United to 3pts with a 3-1 victory away from home.
It’s nothing new for Ibra though, who has now scored on his debut in the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
Signing for United for free from PSG, Ibrahimovic has already become a fan favourite and expectations surrounding the striker are through the roof, despite his tender age of 34.
“It was good, very good. I feel alive,” Ibrahimovic said.
“I always try to create some chances, help my team-mates, whoever scored today was not important. Only get the win to start the Premier League well.”
“I found it was a good game, not easy, the first half was hard.” Ibrahimovic said.
“The second became easier. We found our game much more in the second half and scored a second and third one. The game then was, not easier, but much more open.”
Mourinho was also impressed with his new man, saying the striker was in ‘prime form’ – even with his age.
Eyes were also on Juan Mata. The Spaniard has been touted for a move away from Old Trafford – but marked the first game of the season with a goal.
“The season has started in a really good way,” Mata wrote on his blog.
“It was important to have a positive start in the Premiership against Bournemouth, a team that had a good last season.
“We did it, and overall I think the whole team played a very complete game. I believe our victory was well deserved and, on top of that, I was lucky to score the first goal of the game, which is always an extra reason to be happy.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]