Eric Bailly had Zlatan Ibrahimovic in absolute stitches with one swing of his crutch 5 years ago

Eric Bailly had Zlatan Ibrahimovic in absolute stitches with one swing of his crutch

Zlatan Ibrahimovic prefers Eric Bailly to Marcos Rojo, that much is clear.

Whilst celebrating United's 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Europa League final, Ibrahimovic bizarrely scolded Rojo for trying to sneak into his selfie with the trophy.

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While you might imagine that the Swede's concern arose from a desire to be alone with the silverware in the photo, you'd be very wrong because Ibrahimovic was happy to share the shot with Bailly.

Bit harsh on Rojo, we know.

But Ibrahimovic absolutely adores Bailly.

The pair seem to be the best of buds and cultivating a bromance with a personality like that of Ibrahimovic takes some doing.

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Both Ibrahimovic and Bailly behaved like the jokesters down the back of the school bus once the final whistle went in Stockholm on Wednesday night.

As manager, Jose Mourinho, approached the sideline to celebrate, Bailly faked as if to hit his boss with one of his crutches.

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Cue an uncontrollable fit of laughter from the centre-forward akin to the chuckles that typically follow a "Kick Me" sign being taped to a teacher's back.

Boys will be boys, we suppose.