The incredible Zlatan Ibrahimovic stat that proves age is just a number
Zlatan has scored 24 goals this season – but that’s not his most impressive stat Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 35-years-old – way past what is perceived to be the prime age for a centre-forward.

But the Swede has been in prolific form once again this season, bagging 24 goals.

Perhaps more impressive however is the fact that no player in the Premier League has played more than the 36 games he has in all competitions since last summer.

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It was also revealed last week that the Manchester United front man really is like a fine wine, getting better with the passing years.

Ibrahimovic has scored 30 goals or more in every season since he turned 30.

Prior to that, he had never scored more than 29.

Manager Jose Mourinho – who snapped up Ibrahimovic on a free transfer – never had any doubts he would have an impact.

‘I don’t know the number of goals [he has scored], I don’t know. I knew that he would be a very important player for us. I knew that for sure,’ Mourinho said after the Swede scored United’s winner against Blackburn on Sunday.

Manchester United fixtures

St-Etienne – Europa (A) – Wed 22 Feb
Southampton – EFL (N) – Sun 26 Feb
Bournemouth (H) – Sat 4 Mar
Southampton (A) – Sun 12 Mar
Middlesbrough (A) – Sun 19 Mar
West Brom (H) – Sat 1 Apr

‘One more goal, one less goal, but I knew that the contribution would be massive for us.’

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