Zlatan: Pep most immature coach

English Premier League

The pair previously plied their trades at Barcelona when Guardiola signed Ibrahimovic from Inter Milan in 2009, with Ibrahimovic going on to score 16 goals in 23 starts.

However, the pair suffered a falling out the following campaign, with the Swedish striker finding himself out the first-team picture after questioning Guardiola’s decision to build the squad around Lionel Messi.

The first six months were perfect, then the manager changed system, tactics and it didn't work for me," Ibrahimovic told Sky in Italy.

"I went to talk to him. I'm here to talk, if you think it's for another reason then we can't talk.

"I said: 'I believe that you are sacrificing some players for one player, Messi'. He said: 'I don't think this is the case but I understand what you say. I will take care of it, no problem, I will solve everything'. I thought it would be OK.

"The following game I was on the bench. I don't say anything, I work," Ibrahimovic added. "Second match bench again. I thought he solved it well and he was not talking to me or explaining. Third match bench. Then the fourth match comes and bench again.

"I think something is strange. From that moment he stopped talking to me, looking at me. I go into a room and he walks out of it. He was not a bad person, but the most immature I've had because a man solves his problems."