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Manchester United have confirmed they have completed the signing of striker Zlatan Ibrahimović on 1 July, Friday.

The 34-year-old was a part of Sweden squad at the ongoing European championship in France. He was leading his side, but was unable to help them progress further in the tournament and following their exit from the group stages of the tournament, the former Barcelona and Juventus striker announced his decision to retire from international football.

Ibrahimović was a free agent after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired on 30 June. He became Jose Mourinho's second summer signing, following the arrival of Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

"Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimović," a statement read on United's official website.

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After completing his switch to Old Trafford, the former Swedish international expressed his delight and Ibrahimović admitted that he is eager to meeting his new teammates at United.

"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League," Ibrahimović said after signing a deal with the Red Devils.

"It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again. He is a fantastic manager and I am ready for this new and exciting challenge. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far and have some great memories. I am now ready to create more special memories in England."

This deal allows Ibrahimović will reunite with Mourinho as the two have worked in the past at Inter Milan. The Portuguese tactician believes the striker's presence in the squad will benefit the younger players in the squad.

"Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves. Ibra is one of the best strikers in the world and a player who always gives 100 per cent.

"He has won the most important league championships in the world of football, now he has the opportunity to play in the best league in the world and I know he will grasp this opportunity and will work hard to help the team win titles.

"I am certain that his talent will delight fans at Old Trafford next season and that his experience will be invaluable in helping to develop the younger players in the squad."