Zlatan Ibrahimovic delivered a trademark response to questions about his quick return for Manchester United: "lions don't recover like humans".
Ibrahimovic's career looked in doubt last April when he suffered a season-ending knee injury, and the striker was initially released by United this summer as his contract expired.
However, United offered the former Sweden captain a new deal in late August, and Ibrahimovic returned off the bench to a standing ovation as the Red Devils saw out a 4-1 comeback win over Newcastle.
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The striker occupied a deeper role in attacking midfield for the last 20 minutes of the game, and went close to a goal as he saw an acrobatic volley tipped away in the closing stages.
When asked about the speed of his recovery, Ibrahimovic - who has grown fond of likening himself to the big cat family - told BT Sport after the game: "Was I worried about returning?
"No. Lions don't recover like humans.
"This feels special. Different day, same quality.
"I'm not worried at all - I train hard, sacrifice a lot.
"I play in my head, my knee just needs to follow."