Zlatan Ibrahimovic has landed in Manchester and is due to begin his training duties with the rest of the Man United players ahead of scheduled pre-season friendlies.
Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain this summer and the countdown is on for the first glimpse of the striker in a United shirt. He is in line to make his first appearance against Galatasaray in his native Sweden on Saturday.
After the rest of the United squad returned from their pre-season tour of China on Tuesday morning, the 34-year-old Ibrahimovic is set to train with Jose Mourinho’s side this week before the squad heads to Gothenburg.
Boss Jose Mourinho confirmed in China that Ibra was due to start dialling up his pre-season work this week.
“Zlatan is going to start a specific programme we have prepared before he joins our group on Thursday, so he has five days just for him,” he said.
The 34-year-old was pictured leaving The Lowry Hotel on Tuesday morning. He was given extra time off following Euro 2016 and therefore did not make the trip to China but is expected to link up with his new teammates on Thursday at Carrington.
The game against the Turkish side was arranged once the deal for Ibrahimovic had been agreed behind the scenes and the player’s immense popularity in his homeland means he’ll be a huge draw at the 43,000-seater Ullevi Stadium.