The Sweden icon was at Carrington on Wednesday after being given an additional break following his free transfer from French champions Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but had not yet trained with his new team-mates.
As he was put through his paces in Manchester’s notoriously rainy weather for the first time, the former Barcelona striker went through some exercises while chatting with veteran midfielder Michael Carrick.
Ibrahimovic also took part in some light dribbling and one-touch passing drills under the watchful gaze of manager Jose Mourinho.
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The Swede was crowded by fans as he left the Radisson Hotel in Manchester in the morning. Several players arrived at the club’s training ground in their luxury cars, which included Memphis Depay driving a customised £250,000 Rolls Royce Phantom – while Schneiderlin was given a lift by his fiancee Camille Sold in a less imposing Mini.
The Portuguese granted his players an extra day’s rest following the challenges of United’s farcical pre-season tour of China, which produced a damning defeat by Borussia Dortmund and culminated in their derby with Manchester City being cancelled on Monday.