Curious Case! Ibrahimovic Provides Typically Zlatan Answer When Asked About Scoring Form Aged 35

David Pepper
90Min

​Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not only renowned for his footballing ability, but over the years he has become many journalists' favourite player to interview for his brilliantly arrogant responses.

The latest comments from the Swede after scoring the first in United's 3-0 victory over Sunderland on Sunday have got everyone talking again - when he was asked about his goalscoring form at 35-years-old. And the striker's reply was provided in typical Zlatan fashion.

"I train hard and I keep focussing. I believe in what I do and I just play my game and try to enjoy it," he said, as quoted by ​the Independent.

"It seems the older I get the more intelligent I get. Because of course you cant move the same as five, ten or 15 years ago.

"I'm getting better and better. Like I said, I feel like Benjamin Button - I was born old but I will die young."


Zlatan's comparison to film character Benjamin Button - in which a baby is born as an elderly man before progressively appearing younger and younger as he ages - is a fairly accurate analogy.

Since his 30th birthday in 2011, he  has scored 250 goals in 307 games for club and country - 18 more than he managed in 529 games before turning 30.


As well as grabbing his 17th league goal of the season in the win against Sunderland, Ibrahimovic impressively provided assists for the other two goals. He now stands fourth in the Premier League scoring charts and has 28 to his name in all competitions for United this season. 




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