Ibra set to make MLS debut

The Battle for Los Angeles

'The lion is hungry' - Zlatan Ibrahimovic eager for success with Los Angeles Galaxy

Ibrahimovic has met his new team-mates and had his first training session in Galaxy colours, putting him in the frame for a debut in the LA derby on Saturday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a Hollywood entrance to life in MLS with two goals in a 19-minute cameo as LA Galaxy came from three goals down to beat Los Angeles FC 4-3 in an enthralling contest.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wished an emotional farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday.

"Things go like they are not supposed to go, but the destiny said I will come here", he explained.

The 36-year-old, who joined the Galaxy from Manchester United earlier this month, will help to promote Bethard as part of the company's growth plans to be licenced in a number of key European markets by 2020.

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in his first season at Old Trafford, but struggled to recapture his best form after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during a Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht last April. "I feel excited. The lion is hungry". "Los Angeles called, and I answered".

That's how the braggadocious Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his arrival in the MLS after agreeing to join the LA Galaxy. "They were pushing me and I was giving back". I was born old and I will die young, for sure.

"And I just got a message from David that said, "Just enjoy".

The Black and Gold will enter this weekend's clash with impetus for this heavyweight bout while the Galaxy's MLS experience under the spotlight will secure that, despite LAFC's dominate start, it won't be an easy task for either team to win.

"I think this period with Galaxy, these couple of years, probably will be very good for him and American football". I've already brought my family. I've come here to win.

"But if the coach needs me for the whole game I'm there for the whole game". When I got my injury it was a new situation from top to bottom and I felt my body, I was laying in bed and couldn't move. As the game moved to stoppage time still level, the Galaxy found an opening, with Emmanuel Boateng hitting a fine cross to Ibrahimovic, who would head the ball home for the game-winner. "Now I want to go out, smell the grass, touch the ball".

"I know the medical staff quite well at LA Galaxy, we talk all the time".

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