Ibrahimovic sets new Premier League record as the oldest player to score 15 goals

Ibrahimovic sets new Premier League record

The Red Devils striker has reached a landmark for Jose Mourinho's side against Leicester City, becoming the oldest player to score 15 goals

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set a new Premier League record, becoming the oldest player to reach 15 goals in a single season.

The former Sweden international joined Manchester United from PSG in the summer, and has made an instant impact at Old Trafford, netting 15 goals in 24 appearances for Jose Mourinho's side.

On Sunday, he scored United's second against Leicester City, taking him to 15 goals at 35 years and 125 days old.

Ibrahimovic swept home from inside the area after good work from Antonio Valencia found him in the area, putting the ball through the legs of Wes Morgan and into the Foxes net.

The former Barcelona man also made Premier League history earlier in the season, netting the competition's 25,000th goal with his strike against Swansea.

Ibrahimovic now as at least 15 league goals in his last six seasons, stretching back to his time at AC Milan.

 

Since 2006 he has only failed to reach that landmark once, and at 35 years old he shows no sign of stopping.

Counting all competitions, the forward has also now scored 20 goals in 10 consecutive seasons. Way back in 2006-07 when he was with Inter Milan, he fell short of that target, but still scored 15 times.

In addition to those, Ibrahimovic has reached 15 Premier League goals for United in the fourth fastest number of games (23), following Ruud van Nistelrooy (19), Dwight Yorke (20) and Robin van Persie (21).

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