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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is On His Way To Become A Manchester United Legend

It took him a few months, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already a fan favorite at Manchester United. And we can easily see him becoming a legend of the club if he stays at Old Trafford for a few more years.

Sure, Zlatan is 35 already and one might think his best years are behind him. But the Swede seems to improve after each game, and he’s carrying Manchester United during their recent run of success. The best example is his goal ratio, as Zlatan found the back of the net 14 times in 20 EPL matches this season.

Things get even better across all competitions, with Ibrahimovic tallying an impressive 19 goals in 29 games. Mourinho has done a good job to manage his minutes, and Zlatan has answered with some masterful displays of late. After all, there’s a reason why he won the Player Of The Month Award this past December.

In fact, according to WhoScored.com, Zlatan has netted 44% of Man Utd’s goals this year. He also ranks second in shots per game with 4.5, so the advanced stats like him as well. Casual and analytic fans alike can enjoy his performance so far this season.

The Red Devils haven’t had a striker as effective as Zlatan since the Ruud van Nistelrooy days. And the Swedish star has already said he wants to conquer England as quickly as possible. It’s likely he’ll accomplish his goal if he can keep up this form in the second part of the season.

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It’s not like Zlatan hasn’t been a star wherever he played. Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Ajax, PSG – every single club has loved him. And Manchester United hasn’t been different.

Let’s face it – what Zlatan wants, Zlatan gets. And even though Manchester United might not win the Premier League title, the sole presence of Ibrahimovic will transform the team into the respectable force they’d been in the past.

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