Ibrahimovic confirms that he is to join Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed football's worst-kept secret - he will be joining Manchester United this summer.

The Swedish superstar put millions of his fans out of their misery on Thursday - almost four weeks after Sky Sports' revealed Old Trafford as his next destination.

Ibrahimovic posted a message on social media, accompanied by a picture of United's badge. It read: "Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United. #iamcoming."

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The deal remains unsigned, according to Sky sources, and the 34-year-old must still pass a medical at the club next week.

Time to let the world know. My next destination is @manchesterunited #iamcoming

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But hours after United added a friendly in Sweden to their pre-season schedule Ibrahimovic ended a game of cat-and-mouse he has enjoyed playing with the media since announcing his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.

He will now attempt to win a league title in a fifth major European league, under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, his former Inter manager.

The pair's mutual admiration has long been a matter of record, and they share a common enemy in Pep Guardiola, who clashed with both during his time at Barcelona and will be in charge of United's cross-town rivals City next season.

Ibrahimovic will be joined at United by incoming center-half Eric Bailly, while a fee has been agreed for Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan.