Zlatan Ibrahimovic could equal a 91-year-old record if he manages to score against Hull City on Saturday.
The big Swede has scored in each of his first three games as a Manchester United player, becoming the ninth player to do so in the club’s history. Ian Storey-Moore was the last player to achieve the feat back in 1972.
But Zlatan could go one better this weekend against Mike Phelan’s side: a goal on Saturday would make Ibrahimovic the first player to score in his first four games since Jimmy Hanson, who scored in consecutive games against Hull, Huddersfield, Derby County and Aston Villa in 1924 (no, I don’t remember it either).
To break such a long-standing record after only a handful of games would be a fitting testament to Ibrahimovic’s bombastic start to life at Old Trafford.
The Swede has arrived in England with a tangible air of menace, evidently determined to stamp his authority on the biggest league in the world. And as Ibrahimovic continues to terrorise defenders with reckless abandon, those who chastised the striker upon his arrival are now withdrawing into their shells.
Another goal on Saturday would only reaffirm the notion that Zlatan, who reminded supporters before he signed for United that he was “just warming up”, has well and truly arrived in the Premier League.