Manchester United have struggled to compete in the past few seasons and part of their struggles can perhaps be identified to their problems in attack, with Wayne Rooney on decline whilst young Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford aren’t quite ready to take the mantle.
That’s changed this season though as the arrival of veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seen a resurgence at Old Trafford, with United once again boasting one of the Premier League’s most deadly strikers.
United have boasted a wealth of top-class attackers during the Premier League era and Ibrahimovic has certainly put his name up there with his predecessors- and he’s hit a crucial landmark in his campaign.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the first Man United player to score 20+ goals in a season since Robin van Persie bagged 30 in 2012/13. pic.twitter.com/TuVZZYnfS3
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 5, 2017
Ibrahimovic’s goal against Leicester City, his 15th in the Premier League, took the Swedish legend’s tally to 20 for the season and the veteran is the first Manchester United player to hit that tally since Robin Van Persie three seasons ago.