Zlatan reveals ANGRY message Ed Woodward sent when he announced his move to Man United early in 2016
‘You’ve ruined a Â£ 5million promotional plan’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals the ANGRY message Ed Woodward sent him when the Swede announced his Manchester United signing early on Instagram, as the Red Devils had planned a “Hollywood” ad
Zlatan Ibrahimovic left PSG for Manchester United for free in 2016The Swedish forward announced his departure for United early via an Instagram postIbrahimovic has now revealed that Ed Woodward is furious at the announcementForward claims he ruined United’s Â£ 5million promotional plan with the post
Through Sam Blitz for Mailonline
Posted: 9:06 am EST, December 3, 2021 | Update: 9:52 am EST, December 3, 2021
The Swedish striker moved to Manchester on a free transfer five years ago from Paris Saint Germain, with Ibrahimovic announcing his move with an Instagram post, saying: “My next destination will be Manchester United.”
But Ibrahimovic, now at AC Milan revealed that “hell broke loose” after the announcement and that the Red Devils and his agent Mino Raiola were furious with him.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he ruined a Â£ 5million Manchester United plan by announcing his move to Old Trafford in early 2016
The Swede announced his free transfer to United before the club did so in June 2016
He said Sport blade: ‘The point is, I took to Instagram and wrote:’ My next club will be Manchester United. ‘ I was so tired of the negotiations. Hell broke loose. Mino wanted to kill me.
âIt was only my fault, Mino Raiola had nothing to do with it. I lost patience, that’s all.
âI felt like I was in quicksand trying to do something to move forward, without thinking about the consequences. If it turns out badly now, so be it, we give up. It was I who did it badly. I apologize once again.
Ibrahimovic also revealed what United GM Ed Woodward told him when the Red Devils supremo discovered the post on Instagram.
Ibrahimovic said Ed Woodward (above) was furious after ruining United’s own announcement
“You have ruined a five million pound promotional plan,” was Woodward’s response, according to Ibrahimovic.
And the Swedish international striker added: âThey had planned a surprise campaign and a presentation with special effects Ã la Hollywood. And I messed it up with a social media update.
Ibrahimovic spent just over 18 months at Old Trafford, scoring 29 goals in 53 appearances, but his time in Manchester was marked by injuries. He scored 28 goals in his debut season, which was cut short due to a knee problem – although he helped the club win the Carabao Cup and the Europa League that quarter.
Ibrahimovic left United for a free transfer in 2017, but joined the club in what would have been his second season, but the forward left for LA Galaxy in the middle of the 2017-18 campaign.