Paul Pogba sends a class message to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the former Manchester United star has reached its 500th career goal

Paul Pogba sends a class message to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the former Manchester United star has reached its 500th career goal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th career goal on Saturday (Image: USA TODAY Sports)

Paul Pogba sent congratulations to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the former Manchester United striker scored his 500th goal against Toronto FC on Saturday.

The 36-year-old brought his last amazing milestone with a typically Zlatan-style effort, performing a graceful pirouette, before joining with a lofted run and kicking the ball into the net with a karate kick type-volley.

Ibrahimovic's goal was greeted by standing ovations from opposition supporters, but the Swede dismissed the gesture in response to his usual brilliance.

"It's not the first time I've received a standing ovation from the away team," he said.

Pogba and Ibrahimovic, both represented by super-agent Mino Raiola, were known as thieves at Old Trafford during their 18-month spell, and the World Champion was visibly pleased with the iconic Swede.

The French international even tried to imitate Ibrahimovic's famous skill, but missed expectations: "I tell you to play football and you see too much Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Bruce Lee."

Ibrahimovic's evening was somewhat clouded by a 5-3 defeat and an altercation with Michael Bradley, son of his own LA Galaxy head coach Bob Bradley.

The pair was involved in a heated confrontation in the second half, whereupon Ibrahimovic said: "He thinks he is the philosopher of football, I have more goals than games and he should follow my rules.

Bradley answered and said, "You've been very interested in Zlatan these past few days?" I'm not worried about perfect. I'm not worried about Zlatan. I worry about three points tonight.

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