Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he’s getting better with age and has compared his improvement at Manchester United to a maturing red wine.
He has taken his tally for the season up to 16 with both goals in the 2-0 Premier League victory at West Brom on Saturday evening.
The big Swede has featured in 25 of United’s 27 fixtures this term and his fine form has made him impossible to drop with 10 goals in his last nine matches.
Speaking about his situation, Zlatan claims he feels like a 20-year-old.
“I’m settling in. I feel happy, I feel good,” Ibrahimovic said. “Even if I’m 35, in my mind I’m 20. I think I could play also at 50, but it won’t be down to me.
“The older I get, the better I get, like red wine! You like red wine? I’m a perfect example of that. The older I get, the better I play.
“It was a good game. We took the three points, even though it was a difficult game, very physical. But in the end, we won and we are very happy about that.
“Every game is hard in the Premier League, not only here, every game is hard. We knew that and we were prepared for it. We are working hard and today we got the three points, so it’s good.”
He admitted in the post-match interview that he was tired towards the end of the win and he may need to be rested even if he is scoring every game.
Zlatan is expected to remain at the club for a second season as he looks to conquer his challenge of adding the Premier League trophy to his glowing array of titles.