Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 36, has bought a show-jumping horse, Grande Dieni, and is all excited about his new venture.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The mare is 6, and Ibra made the announcement on Twitter in typical fashion. "Animal recognises animal," he wrote, adding that the horse is his "new challenge" as he plans to enter it into show-jumping competitions in the Netherlands.

Ibrahimovic has been out of action for a few months now due to a knee injury and is targeting a successful return just before Christmas. Before that however, he'll be hoping from some success from his new horse too.