The age defying performances of Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to his latest club Manchester United as well. He has won almost every trophy in domestic football, and only thing, which is missing from his trophy-laden career, is a European glory. It seems his persuasion will end at Manchester United, because he is giving his best to help Red Devils win Europa League. His latest addition in personal glory came in as a hat trick against French club ASSE, which helped Manchester United see off Saint Etienne 3-0. It was Swedish 17th career hat trick, and third against the French club ASSE, as he continues to flourish at the age of 35.
Former Swedish international said goodbye to his international career after Euro 2016, but choses to continue with his club football career. He already has 31 titles to his name, which includes 13 league titles, 10 super cup, 6 cups, and two international cup trophies. He has won the league titles in four different countries; Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France, playing for six different clubs including AJAX, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and PSG, but his hunger to win more trophies and try his luck in another country brought him to Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho criticized for signing Zlatan at the age of 35, which costs Manchester United $250,000 thousand per week. However, Mourinho himself was clear in his mind, giving the Red Devil management clear instructions, “Give me Zlatan, and I’ll win trophies.” No one knows better than Mourinho, how good Swede is even at the age of 35. He has managed him before at Inter Milan, and he knows what he is capable of producing. He has already scored 23 goals for Manchester United in 32 appearances, which we can call a success given his age.
Scoring goals come naturally to him. He may have slowed down with his age, but he knows where to stand at the right time. He is not ready to give up, and he works very hard to keep up the pace with young Manchester United side. He has won the league trophies in four different countries, but he wants to do it in fifth different country as well. United may not win Premier League this season, but he already has a trophy to his name in Red shirt as FA Community Sheild, and he is not ready to leave any stone unturned to win Europa League with the Red devils as well.
His hat trick against Saint Etienne gave Manchester United 3-0 lead in Europa League last 32 round first leg tie, and he is ready to emulate the feat at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard of Saint Etienne as well. “Every time I have played against Saint-Etienne, with hard work there has been a couple of goals,” Ibrahimovic said after the game. “I have scored a couple of goals tonight and hopefully I can do the same next week.” as BBC reports.
There is no denying his hunger for trophies hasn’t dried up, and with age hunger is growing up because he has got limited time to add more to his already illustrious career. Manchester United is ready to offer him another year as well, and this season itself, they can win three trophies. They are in fifth round of FA Cup, they are in final of EFL Cup, Europa league is their target for this season, and if they end up in top four of Premier League, Swede will have another final shot in Europe’s elite competition Uefa Champions League. Zlatanera continues at Old Trafford, and beast is not ready to stop yet.