When Manchester United signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic many thought he would be a success at Old Trafford but few people predicted he would be as impressive as he has been.
The Swedish legend is having a frankly ridiculous season, leading Mourinho’s United back to the kind of form that fans were only used to seeing under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Those performances were rewarded on Friday when he won the Premier League Player of the Month award for December.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 13, 2017
Manchester United are on a nine game winning streak, their best run of form since way back in 2009, proving that Mourinho is on his way to bringing the good times back to Old Trafford.
Key to that success has been Ibrahimovic and these stats from Squawka show why.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Premier League December by numbers:
12 chances created
Well deserved. https://t.co/0jFe38vNMf
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 13, 2017
It’s a phenomenal effort, having an average of more than 3 shots on target per game and contributing a goal or assist, on average, more than once every game.
That’s why Manchester United fans are desperate for him to stay another year at Old Trafford and push their transformation from Premier League also-rans to title contenders.