Zlatan Ibrahimovic got his Manchester United career off to the kind of start expected of the Swede - he scored on his debut.
1 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now scored on his PL, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Champions League debut. Glorious. pic.twitter.com/fI1l4FfDCI
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2016
Man Utd beat Bournemouth 3-1 at Dean Court. Ibrahimovic scored his side's third of the game after Juan Mata had opened the scoring and Wayne Rooney added the second.
It was another debutant who got the Premier League Man of the Match award - Eric Bailly. The Ivorian was excellent playing at centre-back along with Daley Blind.
Man of the match on PL debut, Eric Bailly
41 passes, 95% accuracy
9 times possession gained
5/5 duels won pic.twitter.com/HUm9sauIe2
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) August 14, 2016
It was not Bailly - as you would usually expect of the Man of the Match - who turned out for the post-match interview on Sky Sports. Instead it was Ibrahimovic and Rooney.
When told it was Bailly rather than either of them who had won the award, there was a slightly awkward moment of silence they were asked to give it to their teammate.
As he walked away, Ibrahimovic declared the game to have been a 'team victory' rather than one owed to a single individual.