Ibrahimovic criticised Materazzi after the latter was sent-off at Liverpool in their Champions League defeat, but the defender insists everything has been settled.

He said: "We've cleared things up. There may be a moment of tension, there must be, for strength, when face to face. About me you can write books and books of insults, but I am not, nor have been, an ambiguous type, an elusive person.

"I like looking people in the eye.

"With Roberto Mancini, in the past, there was even use of hands, but if we are both still here, it means that we have sheaved our daggers."