Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that “something big is going on” at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, after winning the Community Shield against Leicester.
The 34-year-old joined United on a free transfer from Paris St Germain during the summer and added to his impressive career medal tally after rising to meet Antonio Valencia’s deep cross to settle the Wembley contest 2-1.
Ibrahimovic had been kept quiet on his debut until late on, first having a scuffed shot hacked off the line by Danny Drinkwater before producing the match-winning moment.
Now the former Sweden forward has targeted more trophies after a winning start.
“It feels good,” he said.
“The first official game, we play for a trophy and we win. This is my 31st trophy. I’m super happy. Hopefully I can win much more than this.
“Something big is going on with our team. We begin with a trophy. I feel very good. The team is fantastic. It is probably the biggest club I played in. The only one I can compare it to is Milan.”
Leicester matched United for long spells and Shinji Okazaki hit the crossbar in the first half before late pressure failed to find a leveller.
They begin the defence of their title at Hull on Saturday and boss Claudio Ranieri was pleased with their display.
“I am very pleased with our performance,” he said.
“We are in pre-season and we played against a big team but we deserve, minimum, to play the penalty shoot-out. That’s football. When you have Zlatan Ibrahimovic you know he maybe doesn’t touch so many balls but he gets one right and he scores.
“I enjoy and watched the same team as last season, only the result is against us. Before the match I asked for 120 per cent and they gave me 120 per cent.”