The 35-year-old striker was United’s hero again with two crucial goals to seal a 3-2 win over Southampton in Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium.
A brace took his goal tally for the season up to 26, with the trophy taking his career haul to 30 – figures that could yet improve as United go for further glory in the Europa League and FA Cup .
However, there are fears the Red Devils could lose their star hitman in the summer, with reports claiming Ibrahimovic has stalled on a proposed contract extension with the club.
Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, joined talkSPORT on Monday and refused to rule out a potential exit, and the frontman was also coy when asked about the speculation following Sunday’s final.
Although, the former Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain star did insist he still has plenty to offer at the top level.
The ever-confident 35-year-old said: “I look good. I know I look good. I feel fresh. I feel good.
“I feel like an animal. I feel like a lion. I feel in good shape. I train hard. People who know me from the locker room know that I train very hard.
“I have an objective every season I go into, and to reach that objective I need to train hard and I need to suffer when I train – that is how I achieve what I achieve.
“In my head I’m never satisfied – I always want more. I’m hungry to do more. That is my mentality. I’m not satisfied with what I’m doing – I always want more.”
Asked about his plans for next season, Ibrahimovic added: “Let’s see what happens.
“I think in your career you have moments. I did not come to England before because it was not the moment.
“I came when I thought it was the moment and the moment was there.”
Displaying almost Eric Cantona -style levels of self-confidence, Ibrahimovic vowed to bow out at the top, just as the Frenchman did.
Asked whether the only way was down if he left Old Trafford, he said: “For me, or the club?
“I will stop on top. I will not play one game by being Ibrahimovic and for what I did before. If I don’t perform, if I don’t bring results, I will not play.
“I will not be like other players, playing because they make a great career and name and they are still playing because they are who they are.
“I will play as long as I can bring results.
“People always say I’m difficult to handle and that I have a different character, but still I won wherever I went.
“This is my 32nd trophy [though two Serie A titles were stripped from
Juventus due to the Calciopoli scandal]. I’ve been in five different countries, I’ve been in the best clubs in the world and I’m repeating every year, what I am doing. This is another chapter in my career.”
The former Sweden captain also admitted that, if not for manager Jose Mourinho and badgering from his own children, he would never have gone to United in the first place.
“The club has to thank him [Mourinho] because he called me and asked me to come here, otherwise I would not have been here,” he revealed.
“Even my two kids wanted to see me play at United. I had my mind somewhere else. Before, everything was coming on top of the table, then Jose called.
“I have a special relationship with him. When he called it was basically, ‘tell me what number I should wear’.
“My mind was not here. Then my kids started to bump my head and Jose called, then I am here.”
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