Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic sends Claudio Bravo training gear ahead of Manchester Derby

by Leo Nieboer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has posted a video of himself sending Claudio Bravo some training gear ahead of the Manchester derby on Saturday.

Bravo is set to make his Manchester City debut at Old Trafford after signing from Barcelona during the latter stages of the transfer window.

Ibrahimovic has defied critics by hitting the ground running at Manchester United, and goes into the derby with four goals already under his belt.

The video shows Zlatan carefully packaging some training kit for Bravo, with the genius caption: “Welcome to Manchester! Here’s some training gear, you’re gonna need it. See you Saturday.”

I cannot stop watching this video. This is vintage Ibrahimovic, rattling Pep Guardiola’s cage with his unrivalled aura of omnipotence. Prepare for the game? No, prepare for Zlatan.

The video, which at the time of writing has received 1.4 million views in 5 hours, adds another layer to the ever-growing mountain of excitement and anticipation surrounding the Manchester derby. Wherever you look, big names loom large, right from Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to those on the bench.

It is a game of almost unprecedented magnitude, and in turn the ideal stage for Zlatan – a man who lives to dominate, to make an everlasting mark.

And if you’re reading, Mr Bravo, make sure you put that kit to good use.

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