MANCHESTER MOVE: Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic holds off Belgium's Thomas Vermaelen during the Euro 2016 Group E soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France.
MANCHESTER MOVE: Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic holds off Belgium's Thomas Vermaelen during the Euro 2016 Group E soccer match between Sweden and Belgium at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France. Claude Paris

Ibrahimovic confirms Man Utd move

FOOTBALL: It was the world’s worst-kept secret, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will sign for Manchester United after leaving Paris St-Germain.

Ibrahimovic, who quit international football last week after Sweden’s group-stage exit from Euro 2016, will link up with his former Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old, known for his huge ego, used social media to announce where he would be playing next.

“Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United,” he wrote.

United, which sacked Louis van Gaal after finishing fifth in the English Premier League last season, missing out on qualification for the Champions League, has yet to confirm the signing.

Ibrahimovic has not taken a medical or signed a contract with United.

The Swedish striker has had a colourful career after making his debut for hometown club Malmo in 1999.

He went on to play for some of the biggest clubs in the world, with stints at Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan.

He was also a big success at PSG, scoring 50 goals in 51 matches – a record for the French club.

Ibrahimovic has won a trophy every season of his career since 2001, including 13 league titles.

Meanwhile, Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has quit after the last 16 loss to Italy.

The 65-year-old, who led Spain to the World Cup title in 2010 and a second successive European Championships victory in 2012, told Spain’s Radio Nacional: “I have no intention to remain as coach.

“No matter what the result of the Euros, I had no doubt about what my future would be.”



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