Zlatan Ibrahimovic chasing Lionel Messi’s impressive 2016 record
Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived Manchester United over the summer in a free transfer. Just a couple of weeks before then, Ibra was a torn in the flesh of defenders in France.
But many reasoned that the French Ligue 1 was completely different from the English League. Known for their fierce defenders, the EPL was probably meant to test Ibrahimovic’s resolve.
But he began his time at United with a bang and apart from a goal drought in October, has been brilliant in front of the goal.
He arrived United with 33 goals from PSG and has scored 17 goals for Manchester United taking him to 50 goals in 2016.
At 35-years-old, the Swede is just two goals away from becoming the highest goalscorer in 2016. Standing top is Lionel Messi who has scored 51 goals in the calendar year.
Manchester United play Middlesbrough in their New Year’s eve fixture while Messi cannot add to his tally as he is currently on winter break.
Another Barcelona man Luis Suarez comes in third with 48 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is on 42 goals, Lewandowski scored 39 and Cavani banged in 36 goals.
“I go into a season to do better than last season,” he said.
“I know my last season was perfect, so I try to do it more than perfect and this is what I’ve been doing for the last 15 years.
“What I’m doing now is nothing new, it’s just another season in my story.
“Apparently, it is news for many of them. But the people who know me, players who played with me, they know it’s just another day at work.” he finished.