Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I am Benjamin Button - I was born old but I will die young'

Callum Davis
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared himself to Benjamin Button - Getty Images 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared himself to Benjamin Button as his old age renaissance continued during Manchester United's 3-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.

The Manchester United striker was playing his second Premier League game since serving a three-match ban for an elbow on Tyrone Mings.

Ibrahimovic is currently fourth in the race for the Premier League golden boot and the 35-year-old continued his phenomenal goalscoring form with his 17th league goal of the season.

The Swede's 30th-minute finish was his 250th goal since he turned 30 five years ago, and the cult striker produced another fantastic quote when asked about his incredible goalscoring longevity. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a water break on a hot day in the North East  Credit: Reuters 

"I train hard and I keep focussing. I believe in what I do and I just play my game and try to enjoy it.

"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."

Brad Pitt played the main character in the film 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' in which a baby is born as an elderly man before progressively appearing younger and younger as he ages.

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