Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he does not miss much about life at Paris Saint-Germain, except for one th...
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he does not miss much about life at Paris Saint-Germain, except for one thing in particular -- his salary.
The former Sweden international swapped the French capital for Manchester this summer and has been an immediate hit at Old Trafford, scoring four goals in his first four competitive matches in English football, but suggested he took a pay cut to reunite with Jose Mourinho this summer.
Speaking with French channel SFR Sport ahead of the Manchester derby on Saturday, Ibrahimovic was quick to name the only thing he misses from his time in France.
I miss my last salary from Paris," Ibrahimovic said, grinning. "That is what I miss." PSG and United do not confirm players' salaries, but during the transfer window Ibrahimovic was reported to be seeking about £220,000 (€260,000) per week at Old Trafford.In May, ESPN's World Fame 100 estimated his salary at PSG at about €290,000 a week - which would mean he's now making €30,000 a week less.
Ibrahimovic was then asked about his former club's chances for UEFA Champions League glory this season. The 34-year-old felt PSG remain "very strong" and acknowledged that their philosophy is to "win everything."
Extrait de l'entretien exclusif #SFRSport avec @Ibra_official avant @ManUtd vs @ManCity ! 😃 #StayTuned #91E pic.twitter.com/xYx2a0hTxD— SFR Sport (@SFR_Sport) September 8, 2016