Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that his critics have been made to "eat their balls" following a fine start to life in England.
The evergreen forward made a high-profile switch to old Trafford as a free agent after four very successful years with French champions Paris Saint-Germain amid doubts whether he could hold his own in England at the age of 35.Read Also | Happy New Year Liverpool; Which Way Man City?
However, the big Swede has so far silenced his doubters with 17 goals in all competitions for Manchester United with 12 of those coming in the Premier League.
"It gives me a lot of energy, trust me," said Ibrahimovic of his critics after ending 2016 with 50 goals in total.
"A lot of energy, because they get paid to talk s*** and I get paid to play with my feet - that's how I enjoy it.
"I had a fantastic year. At PSG it was amazing, and I came to United and my first six months here have been more than amazing.
"I came to the Premier League and everyone thought it would not be possible but, like always, I make them eat their balls.
"I'm super-happy and I feel good. I don't know how many years I have left, but I'm enjoying the football. Every year, they [United] have been calling me and they were not feeling good, so I wanted to come when everyone thought I was over [the hill]."
Ibrahimovic has the opportunity to add to his tally when United travel to West Ham on Monday.MORE | Iwobi reveals 2016 special football moments