Minnesota United Trolls Zlatan Ibrahimović Before Game, He Responds By Scoring First

It is very much a case of playing with fire when someone decides to take a swipe at Zlatan Ibrahimović.

After all, this is the same man that once told former Ajax teammate Rafael van der Vaart that he would break both of his legs if he accused him of purposely trying to injure him back in 2004.

Minnesota United decided to do exactly that ahead of their match with LA Galaxy.

When each players name was being shown alongside their picture on a massive screen, the MLS side decided to display an 'image not found' screen instead of the 36-year-old Swede's photo.

Check it out below.

It's pretty hilarious, right?

Of course, tempting a lion is only going to provoke a fiery response -- and that's exactly what Ibrahimović did.

How exactly?

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The LA Galaxy striker scored in the opening 30 minutes. Yes, the former Barcelona and Manchester United star wasted little time to prove why he is not the man to be messed with.

The Californian-based side won the match 3-1, so it looks like Ibrahimović has the last laugh now.

While the Swede is in fine form for LA Galaxy, there have been reports linking him with a potential return to the Red Devils and also speculation that he could make a move back to AC Milan.

Should Ibrahimović stay at LA Galaxy?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Adnan Riaz

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