Ibrahimovic makes bench for first LA Galaxy game

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."

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.

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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