Ibrahimovic said this while speaking on his two-year spell at Manchester United, insisting haters didn’t like him when he joined the Red Devils from Paris Saint-Germain.
Man United signed the Swedish veteran attacker on a free transfer from PSG in 2016.
Ibrahimovic enjoyed a fruitful debut campaign at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals across 46 appearances.
The 40-year-old’s fine form helped Man United secure a Europa League and League Cup double, but his second campaign was blighted by injury.
“I had fun,” Ibrahimovic told ESPN when quizzed on his Man United career. “I really enjoyed it because when I came, everybody was against it. And then in England, they didn’t like me.
“All these haters, after three months, they started to like me, I didn’t like them anymore.
“I like people when they hate you because then they bring out the better of you. I had fun. [It] is a great competition, [an] amazing atmosphere.
“And I’m happy I played for United, which I think is the best team in England. And I think it was the right choice to go to Manchester United.
“I think I came in at a good moment. Because it’s easy to come to a club when the success is already there, it’s more difficult when you come and the challenge is different.
“And then, if you manage to have success, you’re part of the story. So the fans were great to me. And I really enjoyed [it]. A lot of things happened.”
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