‘You just know Zlatan is coming back to haunt us’: Manchester United fans react to impending return of their former hero Ibrahimovic after drawing AC Milan in Europa League last 16… as Twitter looks ahead to mouthwatering ‘battle of the fallen giants’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will host the Swedish striker and the Rossoneri in early March just three years after Ibrahimovic left Old Trafford to end his two-year stay at the Premier League giants.
The 39-year-old scored 29 goals in 53 games for the Red Devils and is currently challenging for the Serie A title with Milan – and United fans are worried that Ibrahimovic could help knock Milan their side out of the competition next month.
Upon seeing the draw, one fan tweeted: ‘You just know Zlatan is coming back to haunt us. Pray for (Victor) Lindelof & (Harry) Maguire.’
Another said: ‘Zlatan masterclass incoming against our defence, 100% #UELdraw’
One very excited United support added: ‘TIME FOR THE BIGGEST BRAWLERS IN THE BUSINESS TO COME FACE TO FACE : ZLATAN HE FLYING KICKS IBRAHIMOVIC vs HARRY I KNOCK COPPERS OUT FOR FUN MAGUIRE.’
United have reason to fear Ibrahimovic in European competition as the Swedish forward helped the club win the 2017 Europa League under Jose Mourinho.