Zlatan Ibrahimovic has fired Manchester United to victory in the FA Community Shield, but then seemingly taken a dig at former club Barcelona by refusing to consider them as being as big a club as the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho's men took the lead at Wembley against Leicester City when Jesse Lingard struck in the 32nd minute, putting the Red Devils in charge.

But the Premier League champions fought back and Jamie Vardy took advantage of sloppy passing from Marouane Fellaini to make it 1-1 in the 52nd minute.

However, Ibrahimovic would have the last laugh and he rose highest to meet a cross and power a header into the corner of the net in the 83rd minute, sealing a 2-1 win for Manchester United and with it the first trophy of the new season.

Ibrahimovic was delighted to capture the 31st trophy of his lengthy career and lauded Manchester United.


The striker explained that Manchester United are the biggest club he has played for and can only be compared to AC Milan, snubbing a mention for Barcelona, for whom he played in the 2009/10 season, with limited success.

"It feels good. The first official game, we play for a trophy and we win. This is my 31st trophy", he said on BT Sport after the match.

"I'm super happy. Hopefully I can win much more than this.

"It was a difficult game. We played against a good team. They were very strong. Something big is going on with our team. We begin with a trophy.

"I feel very good. The team is fantastic. Good team-mates, good spirit", Ibrahimovic explained.

"The coach does everything to win.

"It is probably the biggest club I played in. The only one I can compare it to is Milan."

Ibrahimovic is set to turn 35 years old in October, but the Swede is showing no sign of letting age catch up with him as Manchester United bank on him to produce a special season.