Zlatan Ibrahimović needs just 20 minutes to save the LA Galaxy

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Ibrahimovic was speaking after training with his new team-mates for the first time earlier Friday after arriving in Los Angeles less than 24 hours earlier.

It looked like being a debut to forget for the former Manchester United striker as he watched Galaxy fall 3-0 behind from the bench - Carlos Vela scoring twice for LA FC.

"My history when I come to a new team, I always score in the first game", said Ibrahimovic, who has played for European heavyweights Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris St Germain.

His deal with the Galaxy sees him follow in the footsteps of Beckham, who swapped LaLiga for Los Angeles when he left Real Madrid in 2007.

Jones concedes that United will miss his presence at Old Trafford, with Ibrahimovic having offered more to the Red Devils fold than mercurial talent which saw him plunder 28 goals in his debut campaign with the club. Now I just want to go out, smell the grass, touch the ball.

"This thing was supposed to happen a couple of years before but it didn't", he added.

But just in case fans and pundits thought that Ibrahimovic had turned up in California to get an easy paycheck at the twilight of his career, and without doing much work, he dispelled the suggestion.

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As for whether he'll play in this summer's World Cup, Ibrahimovic, who is considering coming out of global retirement for the event, said: "Let me first enjoy here".

"And I know how to win". But destiny said I was supposed to come here.

Ibrahimovic appeared before reporters to say that he is ready to go out on the pitch, even though his adrenaline was still high from everything he had experienced in the last few hours, but he feels prepared.

"I have more goals than players have games". Now we'll bring so many trophies that I can bring in to this club. "I am not arrogant, I am confident". "I feel excited. The lion is hungry". "I feel like Benjamin Button".

"Finally I am here, I am excited and looking forward to playing". Don't worry about my age.

Ibrahimovic won it with a header in the opening seconds of stoppage time after tying the match at 3 in the 77th minute when he caught LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller out of his goal and scored on a 40-yard kick.

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