I didn't think he was a player that we needed, especially for that type of money.
Romelu Lukaku managed to keep him at bay and would likely do the same this season despite Ibrahimovic's return to form in America.
United head to Chelsea on Saturday needing a result after a stumbling start to the season.
The Gunners have won nine games in a row in all competitions, six of them in the Premier League, to close to within two points of the leaders.
United face Chelsea on Saturday, offering them a ideal opportunity to finally kickstart their season, having seemingly moved in a positive direction with the 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United before the worldwide break.
As well as being the highest scorer in the Premier League this season with seven goals, Chelsea's Eden Hazard is the first player to record 10 goal involvements in the competition this season (7 goals, 3 assists).
However, he has lost without even scoring a goal in three visits as United manager. But one can hardly argue that on his day, he remains the best shot stopper in the Premier League.
"You don't mind if it's constructive but it seems to be wherever Paul goes at the moment that he's just having a right go".
He's been in and out of the Fulham side so far this season, but this weekend might be a handy time to have Ryan Sessegnon in your starting line-up with the Cottagers facing Cardiff.
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His Old Trafford experience nosedived with Mourinho's appointment two years later, as he was consistently singled out as underperforming.
This weekend is the ideal opportunity to illustrate that when he comes up against West Ham, against whom he has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League games, including a brace at London Stadium in their 3-2 win last season. We don't feel that pressure coming from outside.
Another defeat wouldn't just realistically end United's chances of winning the title in mid-October, but leave a mountain to climb just to make it back into the top four.