Ibrahimovic switches from Nike to Adidas to fuel Manchester United links

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The 34-year-old appears to have ended his long association with the American brand, training in a new pair of boots for the first time on Thursday

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears to have made a huge change in his career - and it’s not that long-rumoured move to Manchester United.

The striker has worn Nike boots for many years and began Euro 2016 with Sweden in his usual Mercurial Vapor models.

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But for Thursday’s training session with the national team, he stepped out in a pair of Adidas’ flagship boots.

Normally, if players have not officially signed a contract with a manufacturer, they would train and play games in pairs of blackout boots.

The move will come as a blow to Nike, who launched a #DareToZlatan campaign in April 2014 to heavily promote the striker.

Although Ibrahimovic’s switch to Adidas has not been made official, it has also fuelled talk that the 34-year-old is on his way to Manchester United, who are sponsored by the German sportswear giant.

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