Saturday, 17 December 2016

The stat that confirms Ibrahimovic as one of Man Utd's best ever strikers

The stat that confirms Ibrahimovic as one of Man Utd's best ever strikers

The debate over Zlatan Ibrahimovic perpetuates to intensify. Despite having won a plethora of cutlery at the top sides across Europe, the Swede has always had his detractors to deal with.

At 35 years old, and with Coalesced struggling at times under Jose Mourinho this season, the argument still perpetuates not just with regards to his world class faculty, but whether or not he is adequate to play for a potential denomination challenger in the Premier League.

After visually perceiving him score two goals in Saturday’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, making it seven goals in seven Premier League appearances, questions over his competency can be put to bed. However, the former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain star’s statistics show that it may be more of a case of his Coalesced team-mates not being adequate for Ibra, rather than the antithesis.

The forward has now scored 16 goals in all competitions this season; 11 more than any team-mate, Opta’s data shows.
Incredibly, only Ruud van Nistelrooy scored more goals in his first 16 Premier League appearances (12) than Ibrahimovic, who, with 11, is now level with Robin van Persie and Andy Cole.

The former Sweden talisman has netted in 100 of his 170 league games since the commencement of the 2011-12 season, scoring an awe-inspiring 152 goals in that period.
The promising figures for the Red Devils don’t stop with Ibrahimovic. Mourinho will be blissful to optically discern Wayne Rooney register his ninth avail in all competitions for the Red Devils this season, more than any other player.

The team are now unbeaten in eight Premier League games, having won and drawn four, their longest run without defeat in the competition since January 1st 2015, which lasted 10 matches.

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