Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I proved the critics wrong


The 35-year-old, who left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, signed a one-year contract at Old Trafford amidst much scepticism from some fans who felt that he was too old.

However, the big Swede feels that his return of 26 goals in 41 matches accross all competitions has shown that one cannot judge the quality of a player by his age.

"I have proved what everyone has said is wrong," Ibrahimovic told BT Sport. "I don't hear the talk anymore, it is not fun anymore, because the haters became like fans and even like believers.

"I am 35, 36 in a couple of months, which is proven as just a number. I keep going and make the other one look older than me."

With his contract coming to an end in two months, speculation has been growing over his plans, with the prevailing rumour being that LA Galaxy is his next destination.

"I know the Premier League is begging me to stay," the player said. "I came here, I said I needed one year and it took me three months, what I wanted.

"How I feel today, I don't know if I will feel like this next year."

Speaking of his goals for the remainder of the Red Devils' season, Ibrahimovic was clear about his ambition.

"Top four for me," he said. "The last time I came second I don't even remember it, probably in Milan. It was the first position of the last ones. I don't really like. It is a failure.

"Whatever comes after the first one is a failure. But we still have other trophies to play for. We are still doing the best we can, and we still want more."