When Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed he was on his way to the Premier League to join Manchester United, many questioned whether a player well into his thirties could still impress in English football. In just a few months, those concerns have been erased.
The 35-year-old has been a thorn in the side of Premier League defenders all season and he continued his fantastic campaign against defending champions Leicester City today, as he netted his seventh goal in his last ten appearances across all competitions.
Overall, Ibrahimovic leads the way for Manchester United in the Premier League and is well ahead of his team-mates in his individual statistics.
Most Premier League goals scored for Man Utd this season:
Z. Ibrahimovic (15)
J. Mata (5)
P. Pogba (4)
H. Mkhitaryan (3)
M. Rashford (3) pic.twitter.com/5C4wyXPPTx
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Ibrahimovic is the only Manchester United player to hit double figures so far this season and his tally of 15 is equal to the number that Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford have achieved combined.
Ibrahimovic now stands joint-second in the Premier League scoring charts this season, with only Romelu Lukaku ahead of him after the Belgian’s hat-trick against Bournemouth yesterday.