Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit out at the people who criticised him during his first few months at Old Trafford, saying his form has made them “eat their balls.”
With 17 goals for the Red Devils since his move and 50 in the calendar year, the 35-year-old Swede says he has proved those who doubted he would succeed in the Premier League wrong.
“It gives me a lot of energy, trust me,” said the former Swedish international.
“A lot of energy, because they get paid to talk s**t and I get paid to play with my feet – that’s how I enjoy it.
“I had a fantastic year.
“At PSG it was amazing, and I came to United and my first six months here have been more than amazing.
“I came to the Premier League and everyone thought it would not be possible but, like always, I make them eat their balls.
“I’m super-happy and I feel good. I don’t know how many years I have left, but I’m enjoying the football. Every year, they [United] have been calling me and they was not feeling good, so I wanted to come when everyone thought I was over [the hill].”