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A king recognises a king - Zlatan greets Juan Carlos I as only Zlatan could

Goal.com logo Goal.com 20-03-2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in typically unabashed mood when the self-proclaimed football "king" met a real former monarch.

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The Manchester United striker posted on his official Instagram page after meeting Juan Carlos I, who ruled Spain from 1975 until he stepped down in 2014.

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The 79-year-old, who was a guest at Manchester City's Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, was pictured smiling alongside Ibrahimovic, who captioned the photo "a King recognizes a King".

Ibrahimovic missed United's 3-1 win over Middlesbrough due to suspension and will not be available to return until the game against Everton at Old Trafford on April 4.

a King recognizes a King #juancarlos

A post shared by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:10am PDT

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