Manchester United signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic has adopt a single-minded approach to Sunday’s Community Shield showdown with Premier League champions Leicester City, as the summer signing targets the first piece of silverware in his Manchester United career.
The Swedish striker will make his competitive debut in the Wembley encounter and has left no doubt as to his motives for joining the Reds on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
When asked by MUTV if the stage will be perfect for somebody of his stature, he answered: “Let’s see. I mean I believe it’s the first trophy game against Leicester. One game, one trophy. I’m used to winning trophies. I didn’t come here to waste time.
“That is the first trophy game and that is the first trophy we will bring home. For me, every trophy is very serious. I have collected 30 trophies and I want to collect more of them. I’m not satisfied until I collect everything. That’s what we play for. I play to win.
“Wherever I came, they also play to win. I didn’t come here to lose time. I came here to win. I believe the philosophy is the same for the club, especially a club like this. They are made to win.
“That is the way it is. The first game, one game and one trophy. I’ve played with the national team in England against Sweden and it’s a huge stadium so I’m looking forward to that also.”