Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he’s prepared to take on rivals City in the Manchester derby on Saturday at Old Trafford.
The 34-year-old Swede has played in some big derbies before during his time in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France, and is now set to partake in another high-profile derby on Saturday. Ibra said that these are the type of games that motivates him.
“For me, the big games are the ones that trigger you,” Ibrahimovic said. “They’re the games everyone speaks about.
“I have played in many derby games, I’ve played in El Clasico, the Inter-Milan derby, Ajax and Feyenoord, which was the big one there, and PSG-Marseille. I have played in all of them, the only one I missed was this one.
“This is coming on Saturday and I am very well prepared, confident and focused, and there is a lot of hard work behind that. We are prepared and we are ready. We just wait for the game now.
“People are talking about it and build it up and the media are discussing the situations from the red side and the light-blue side and all the investments and transfers and the new coaches. It’s a normal build-up.
“For me, I’ve been through it and I know how it is. We are ready. Everyone came back from the national team break and we are back in action. The team is focused.”
Ibrahimovic has gotten off to a good start for United, scoring three goals in three games in the league, including a brace against Southampton on his Old Trafford debut.