Manchester United fans will have to wait a little while longer before they can see the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic don the red jersey, as newly appointed manager José Mourinho has left him out of the squad travelling to China on Tuesday for the pre season friendly matches.
"He's a victor, he's a goalscorer, he's amusing".
Three words - he's a victor, he's a goalscorer, he's amusing.
"You need to understand him".
"If you don't know him maybe you think some quotes a bit arrogant".
"But he's just a amusing guy".
Neither David Moyes nor Louis van Gaal ever convinced as United boss but, as he prepares to oversee his first game, Mourinho is winning over fans and probably can not wait for the season to start. I would say that. Mourinho will then get his first chance to work with the majority of the team's returning global players when they jet off to China, where they will play matches against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.
According to the Sun, the former Manchester United manager has been deemed an early contender to replace Marc Wilmots, who was sacked by the club after an early exit in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals courtesy of Belgium.
"The magnitude of such stardom coupled with the football transfer rumours with Man United's interest in Pogba, knowing that [Jose] Mourinho wants him and Ibrahimovic is already signed, and here they are in Los Angeles eating in a swanky restaurant TOGETHER with their families".
United take on Wigan Athletic and the DW Stadium this weekend before jetting off to China for their preseason plans.
Sure, he's yet to kick a ball for them or appear in one of those utterly freaky trailers, but make no mistake about it - the Swede is doing things that none of the club's players have ever managed before.