One thing is certain, Ibrahimovic does not cool down with his talks. The 6ft5 Man Utd striker is not shy of comparing himself to the s...
One thing is certain, Ibrahimovic does not cool down with his talks. The 6ft5 Man Utd striker is not shy of comparing himself to the strangest of people and things.
The ex-Swede international who talks in third person, brought out the quotes again after Man Utd's win against Sunderland, comparing himself with Benjamin Button.
To this, we decided to bring to you our favorite Zlatan-made comparisons.
We start of with the most recent made by the Swede.
Just on the back of Man Utd's win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light- a game where the striker grabbed his 28th goal of the season, the striker in an interview with Sky Sports compared himself to a Brad Pitt's character from the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, who ages in reverse.
I train hard, I keep focusing, I believe in what I do,” Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports. “It seems like the older I get, the more intelligent I get. You don't waste so much energy. I feel like Benjamin Button - I was born old and I will die young
Quite a comparison but it would be a similar analogy. The Man Utd ace would say he was like red wine as he had gotten better with age.
The striker had scored both goals in a 2-0 win over West Brom and even suggested he could play till 50.
"The older I get, the better I get, like red wine. You like red wine? I'm a perfect example of that,
"I'm settling in. I feel happy, I feel good. Even if I'm 35, in my mind I'm 20. I think I could play also at 50, but it's not down to me. I've played in different championships, in different countries, and you need to adapt your body to the game and the way it's played here."
Who would think Zlatan would compare himself to an animal? Well if he did, there was always going to be only one.
Speaking after Man Utd's win against Southampton in the League Cup Final, the striker would compare himself to the king of the jungle, praising his own physical prowess as well.
What I bring, I bring a package. I bring my experience from the other clubs I've been in, I bring what I have achieved, I bring the person that I am," Ibrahimovic said.
I'm an animal. I feel like a lion. The lion is born a lion. It means I'm a lion!
"I feel in good shape. I train hard. People who know me from the locker room know that I train very hard
But it would not be the only time the Lion would roar with such comparisons when asked why he had omitted himself from his best strikers in the Premier League, Zlatan simply replied
Lions don't compare themselves with humans
Perhaps our pick of the bunch.
The striker bagged a hat-trick in Man Utd's win over Saint-Etienne in the Europa and was quick to liken himself to movie character Indiana Jones.
When quizzed on the importance of the Europa League trophy to his cabinet, the striker spoke of his impressive trophy successes at other clubs.
Every trophy for me is incredible, everywhere I came I won so if I can win something here I will be super happy," Ibrahimovic said.
"People that know me know that I play in many clubs and I try to do my best.
"Wherever I went, I won. I am like Indiana Jones.
If it wasn't here then Zlatan would not be Zlatan. Just before Sweden took on Portugal in a 2014 World Cup qualifier, the living legend gave one of his finest quotes.
The forward was talking to TV4 in Sweden when asked what the result of the qualifier would be, and at first Ibra's response was suitably neutral.
That quickly changed.
TV4 reporter: Who'll win the qualifier?
Ibrahimovic: Only God knows
Reporter: It's kinda hard to ask him
Ibrahimovic: You're talking to him now