The legendary striker played for both Man Utd and Paris Saint Germain – and he’s spoken out in true Zlatan style.
The Champions League returns to Old Trafford tonight as Manchester United take on PSG in the last-16 – and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given his verdict on which way the intriguing tie will go.
The Swedish striker used to play for both clubs and believes that the Parisians will edge it over the two legs, though he thinks United now stand a much greater chance of advancing to the quarter-finals now they’re in a great run of form under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“PSG is playing against a team that is in their moment now so anything can happen with United, whoever they play against,” the LA Galaxy man told Fox Sports.
“If you had asked me before they had this moment, I would say “OK, so PSG are favourites” but now I think it’s difficult.
But I think PSG are little favourites because of the players they have.”
Ibrahimovic spent four years in Paris, scoring an incredible 156 goals in 180 games before moving to Manchester in 2016.
Unfortunately the majority of his time at United was spent ruled out with a cruciate ligament injury, but he still managed to bag 29 goals in 53 apperances.
Despite playing for a host of major European clubs Ibrahimovic never lifted the Champions League trophy, but he did help the Reds on their way to Europa League success in 2017.
The 37-year-old insisted that he isn’t picking sides for the game but that, in typical Zlatan style, whatever the result over the two legs the real winner would, in fact, be himself.
“But whoever wins, I’m the winner,” he said.
“So whoever goes through I will still have my team in the Champions League.
“So I’m OK, either way it goes.”
United face PSG in the first leg of the last 16 on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. The return leg in Paris is on Wednesday March 6.
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