Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the hero of the hour for Manchester United as they sealed a late 3-2 EFL Cup final win against Southampton on Sunday.
José Mourinho’s side rode their luck at times against the Saints at Wembley but sealed the win with less than five minutes remaining as Ibrahimovic headed home Ander Herrera’s cross to regain the lead.
Naturally, the 35-year-old was the centre of attention at the end of the game as the Swedish striker’s goalscoring brilliance got his side out of another jam, and he was more than happy to talk to just about every camera and microphone that was parked in front of him in the minutes and hours afterwards.
He interrupted Paul Pogba’s post-match interview with Sky Sports to remind him (and everyone else) that he arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer in the summer…
He then spoke to MUTV, stressing that they need to keep fighting for the remaining trophies (though he’s fooling nobody by labelling the Community Shield as one of five) while also indicating that he needs to recover as he was “almost dead at the end” at Wembley:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 26, 2017
Ibra was on hand to speak to Sky Sports again later that day where he reflected on winning two trophies (again with the Community Shield thing) in his first seven months at Man United in what many have inferred as a dig at Arsenal and Liverpool…
— Hayters Teamwork (@HaytersTeamwork) February 26, 2017
And finally, he spoke to BBC Sport in which he jokingly revealed that he plans to store his medal in with the rest in a house that is used solely for that purpose…
Standard Zlatan. pic.twitter.com/8PfY7sVDM3
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 27, 2017
Given the fact that Man United still have two more cups to fight for (as well as a battle for the Champions League places), Zlatan may yet have to find more space in that medal house for at least one more to add to the 32 that he already possesses.