Zlatan: Me at Man Utd is like Mayweather vs Pacquiao

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The much-travelled striker says his arrival at Old Trafford brings together two big names just like last year’s huge title fight

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared his Manchester United transfer to last year’s Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight, saying: “They said it would never happen, but it happened.”

The 34-year-old Swede was confirmed as a new signing by the Old Trafford giants on Friday, and in his first interview he admitted that it was a simple decision to join the 20-time English champions.

And he added that his arrival provoked as much anticipation as the world welterweight title in 2015 which had the sporting world hooked.

“I’m super excited. I’m super super happy. Finally it’s done! But now we start, now the hard work starts,” he told MUTV.

“My decision was pretty easy. I compare it with Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: they said it would never happen, but it happened.

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