Despite the uncertainty that surrounded the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on these shores over the course of the summer, the superstar Swede has largely proved the sceptics he may have had wrong.
Regardless of him having established himself as one of the elite marksmen on the continent during a glittering spell across Europe, his performances against English opposition in the Champions League earlier in his career had raised concerns about his suitability for life in the Premier League.
However, the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward has been a revelation in red and his reuniting with Jose Mourinho looks to be a happy one for the 35-year-old.
In 36 appearances, he’s scored a stunning 24 goals for the Red Devils, with Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs even going as far as to compare him to a certain Eric Cantona.
One of the major criticisms levelled at Ibrahimovic’s game of the years has been his perceived arrogance from those who dare to doubt him, with naysayers seemingly believing the ex-Ajax and AC Milan ace is merely in it for himself.
Still, the fact he’s laid on six assists for his team-mates largely goes against that notion, so it’s easy to see his importance at the Theatre of Dreams, which is why recent suggestions his future at the club he joined only back in the summer wasn’t entirely clear must have spread fear amongst the United faithful. Penning a one-year deal upon his arrival, Zlatan was quite open about the fact nothing was yet resolved in regards to his future, with another 12-month extension merely an option.
”The option is already fulfilled. But there’s nothing done yet. From my side. We’ll wait and see. Let’s see what happens.”
So, we asked United fans all over the world whether or not they thought he was worth another deal, despite his advancing years. Rather predictably, a whopping 90% of you believe the answer to be yes, though there’s the small matter of 11% who don’t believe Ed Woodward and Jose Mourinho should.
Why on earth not?