Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United fans it will not be long before he and Jose Mourinho are winning things together again.
The super Swede linked up for a second time with Mourinho last summer after working with him for a year at Inter Milan.
He didn’t fancy the switch to play for Louis van Gaal when United tried to sign him 12 months earlier.
But, as soon as Mourinho told him he was Old Trafford-bound, his mind was changed.
The pair achieved the Serie A title together in 2008-09 and already the 35-year-old has made his mark on United and the Premier League.
Ibrahimovic said: “There were talks about me coming to United one year ago, that is correct.
“But I didn’t believe in it then because it was not the right moment.
“Then they get the Special One and when the Special One calls you and when he starts to talk to you, you are already convinced.
“He didn’t need to talk a lot to convince …
“It was only enough to call me and say, ‘Listen, I’m waiting for you in Manchester’, and I was coming.
“I know what he wants, his demands and I know what he goes for. He is a winner. I see myself as a winner also. I like to win. I’ll do everything to win. He thinks the same thing.
“We won when we were younger and we will win when we are a little bit older.
“The more time we spend together, the more time we train together, the better we get.
“At the end, you see the guy who lifts the trophy – you don’t remember the one game, you remember the trophy you lift.”
Ibrahimovic added: “I believe in hard work. You work hard, you get paid back. You don’t work hard, you don’t get anything back.
“And I believe 50 per cent of this sport is in your head, it’s a mental thing. Prepare mentally, you make it easier.
“So, it’s not only about how good your skills are, if you don’t have the mental part, you’re not ready for this world.”
Ibrahimovic has arguably been United’s most consistent performer since his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain.
He added: “Not many believed I would come to the Premier League, to Manchester United.
“But I don’t follow what everyone else says. I do what I want, I do what I believe in.
“I’m just myself. I don’t pretend to be somebody else.”