10 of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's best ever quotes


Zlatan Ibrahimovic will arrive at Old Trafford as one of the world's most enigmatic and enthralling footballers - and definitely one of the most quotable.

Here are some of his best utterances...

"Zlatan doesn't do auditions." - the response when Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger offered the then-teenage Ibrahimovic a trial.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic collects a medal
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"I can't help but laugh at how perfect I am." - on his own talent.

"Swedish style? No. Yugoslavian style? Of course not. It has to be Zlatan style." - more of the same.

"What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange." - in response to Norway striker John Carew's suggestions that Ibrahimovic's flicks and tricks were "pointless".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic jumps for a volley while playing for Sweden
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"First I went left; he did too. Then I went right and he did too. Then I went left again and he went to buy a hot dog." - on how he twisted Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz inside-out.

"When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway and you step on the gas. Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat." - on his sole season at Barcelona where he endured a tense relationship with then coach Pep Guardiola.

"We're looking for an apartment. If we don't find anything, then I'll probably just buy the hotel." - at his unveiling as a PSG player.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring for Paris St Germain
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"It's true I don't know much about the players here, but they definitely know who I am." - on his move to Ligue 1 in 2012.

"We were looking through his playlist in the dressing room - there was lots of Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez. It is nice to know that even David Beckham doesn't have good taste in everything." - on his former PSG team-mate's music choices.

"A World Cup without me is nothing to watch, so it is not worth waiting for the World Cup." - following Sweden's defeat by Portugal in the play-offs.