Zla­tan back to his boast­ful best af­ter 25,000th EPL goal

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic was back to his ir­re­press­ible, boast­ful best on Sun­day as he joked about the land­mark 25,000th Pre­mier League goal that sig­nalled a change in his for­tunes.

The Swede ended his two-month Pre­mier League goal drought by scor­ing twice in Manch­ester United’s 3-1 win at Swansea City and had a lovely, typ­i­cal Zla­tan re­sponse on learn­ing that the first of them had been a land­mark in the League’s 24-year an­nals.

“Ah, no I wasn’t,” he re­sponded thought­fully af­ter be­ing asked on Sky Sports if he had been aware of the fact that he had just scored the 25,000th Pre­mier League goal.

“I thought that was only me who had scored 25,000!”

Only Ibrahi­movic could have come up with such a mis­chievous re­sponse af­ter fi­nally end­ing his most bar­ren patch in front of goal for a decade.

With his sec­ond goal, the 35-year-old ‘Ibra-Cadabra’ could also cel­e­brate the 400th club goal of his mag­i­cal ca­reer.

This trip will have taken in a host of Eu­rope’s big­gest clubs like Ajax, Ju­ven­tus, Barcelona, the two Mi­lan giants and Paris St Ger­main.

With­out a league goal since Septem­ber, Ibra was asked if he had been wor­ried about his lean spell.

“No, as long as you cre­ate the chances– which I have been do­ing – the goals will come.

“But the most im­por­tant thing is the win,” he said.

Man­ager Jose Mour­inho, much hap­pier af­ter a mis­er­able week that ended with him hav­ing to watch Sun­day’s match from the stands be­cause of a touch­line ban, reck­oned he never had any doubts about Ibrahi­movic’s ef­fi­cacy ei­ther.

Manch­ester United’s Mar­cos Rojo, Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic and Wayne Rooney

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