Ibrahimovic marks MLS debut with match-winning double

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The Swede landed in Los Angeles today ahead of his first training session with his new side and was mobbed by fans who were waiting for him at LAX.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he was close to moving to Los Angeles Galaxy before he joined Manchester United as he insisted it was his destiny to play for the MLS outfit.

The 36-year-old spent most of this campaign on the sidelines due to an injury he sustained towards the back-end of last season.

With the crowd chanting "We Want Zlatan!" in the second half, the former Manchester United striker entered the game in the 71st minute to a raucous welcome from the home supporters, though his new club was trailing the expansion team 3-1. My head was here.

Ibrahimovic's move to LA Galaxy comes as a major boost to the MLS team, who finished at the bottom of the table last season.

"They've changed a lot of their team around this year, so they've got, I think, a lot more to prove then we do".

Ibrahimovic was released from his Old Trafford contract last week, allowing him to agree a move to the MLS where he could make his debut for his new club as early as this Saturday.

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"I think there's a chance he can play a part in the game", Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid told reporters this week about his new star. Tomorrow [is a] big game, and I'm already involved, so I feel excited.

"LA called and I answered".

It paid off, and the Galaxy are ecstatic that Ibrahimovic has arrived and believe he can help the team find its way back to the top after a horrid season past year. "For sure. So don't worry about my age". "I asked the coach 'Can I shoot some more balls?' And he said okay, so I just shot some more balls".

"I said once before I feel like Benjamin Button", he told a press conference screened live on the Galaxy's official website.

However, Mourinho added: "This period with Galaxy, these couple of years, will be very good for him and American football". I know what I can bring it, and I will bring it.

He's explained the motives behind the switch, claiming he wanted to come to the US. "I have so much adrenaline it can hold a long time, but the condition I don't know, let's see". Another former Premier League player - Ashley Cole - scooped the ball across the six-yard area and Ibrahimovic headed home the victor. "I didn't feel ready, so I took a step back."He doesn't want a spot in the Galaxy lineup just because he is a big name".

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