Ibrahimovic makes bench for first LA Galaxy game

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Having recently joined from Manchester United, the Swedish striker could make his MLS debut on Saturday after being named among the substitutes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's LA Galaxy career starts with a place among the substitutes as his side host local rivals Los Angeles FC.

Ibrahimovic's move to Major League Soccer was confirmed just over a week ago, having left Manchester United on a free transfer.

The former Sweden international had struggled for regular football at United this season due to fitness problems following a serious knee injury, but is fit enough to feature on Galaxy's bench.

The 36-year-old enjoyed his first training session with the club on Friday and was then presented to the media in a well-attended news conference.

Despite his injury and fitness issues, Ibrahimovic said in his presentation that he feels like "Benjamin Button - I was born old and now I feel young".

He added: "When I came to England they said I was old but I came in a wheelchair and after three months I was flying. Age is just a number."

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However, he will have to be content with a place in reserve as he gets his stint in the United States under way, with Ola Kamara preferred in attack to the former Inter, AC Milan, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain superstar.

LA Galaxy starting XI: Bingham, Feltscher, Steres, Skjelvik, Cole; Kitchen, Carrasco, Pontius, Lletget, Boateng; Kamara.

Bench:  Vom Steeg, Romney, Husidic, Ibrahimovic, Lassiter, Hilliard-Arce, Klimenta

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