Stats show Man United must keep Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been sensational since moving to the Premier League last summer and has excelled in his debut season with Manchester United, standing as a huge part of why the Red Devils are enjoying a 15-game unbeaten run.

Whilst Jose Mourinho’s side have not yet managed to climb above sixth position in the table, United boast the current longest-running unbeaten record in Europe’s top-five leagues this season and find themselves just four points behind second-placed Manchester City.

With their meteoric rise following a slow start to the season, United look set to achieve a top-four finish and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has certainly been instrumental to their success- so it’s crucial they extend his deal at Old Trafford.

With an incredible 15 goals in 24 appearances this season, only Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku have outscored the 35-year-old Swedish international and Ibrahimovic’s contribution isn’t just goals.

A thorn in the side of defenders, Ibrahimovic has secured three assists this season and averages 4.3 shots per game, whilst also creating two chances per game on average and regularly winning aerial battles.