Mourinho pleased as Ibrahimovic scores in Man Utd win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck on debut for Manchester United in their 5-2 rout of Galatasaray.

Ibrahimovic took just 195 seconds to score his first goal in a Manchester United shirt in the friendly win over Galatasaray in Gothenburg.

Captain Wayne Rooney scored twice in the second half but it was his Swedish team-mate, back in his homeland, who stole the headlines.

Ibrahimovic, like Rooney, David de Gea, Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial, was making his first appearance of pre-season and was on target inside four minutes in typical style.

Antonio Valencia’s cross was met with an acrobatic overhead kick which bounced up off the turf to beat Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera high to his left.

Sinan Gumus and Bruma scored before half-time to put the Turkish side in front but, after Ibrahimovic went off at the break, Rooney struck twice, once from the penalty spot.

Marouane Fellaini headed a fourth before Juan Mata turned in Michael Carrick’s cross 16 minutes from time to complete the scoring.

Jose Mourinho told MUTV: “If they were not in my plans I would not give them one single minute, I would not keep them in my squad.

“The squad is very competitive, the squad is very important for the season.

“We have 38 matches in the Premier League, we have the possibility of 15 matches in the Europa League, plus domestic cups, we are going to play 60 matches. So with 60 matches we cannot do it with 11 players.

“So to be in the squad you have to understand that the squad is more important than the individual, the club is more important than all of us, and to be in the squad you have to be ready for this, to play, not to play, play a lot, play less, play 90 minutes, play one minute, not be selected, everything is part of a squad life.”

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