Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Manchester United want to be “the boss of the city” ahead of Wednesday’s EFL Cup derby showdown.
Local rivals United and City have already met this season in the Premier League, with Pep Guardiola’s side taking the points during a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.
Ibrahimovic is no stranger to a derby game, having featured in El Clasico – under the management of Guardiola at Barcelona – the Milan derby and Le Classique, with Ronaldinho and Laurent Blanc the only other players to have featured in all three fixtures.
And despite a barren recent run in front of goal, the former Sweden international says he is gunning to get one over his newest foes.
“It’s a rival game between two teams from the same city – one is light blue, one is red.
You always want to be the boss of the city, of course,” Ibrahimovic told the club’s official matchday programme United Review.
“I have big experience for these kinds of games. I’ve played all over Europe in similar games, the kind of games, let’s say, where the heat is.
I came out as a winner many times in these moments so let’s hope this is another moment I can come out as a winner.”