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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Making His Mark

I was skeptical when Manchester United signed Edinson Cavani on a free transfer. Then again, the last time we signed a long-haired Paris Saint-Germain goal machine with a big reputation but was on the wrong side of 30 and had never played in England before, it worked out pretty well.

Cavani might not hit Zlatan Ibrahimović’s remarkable 28-goal tally during the 2016-2017 season, but his impact has still been profound. From scoring timely goals to being a model professional for the team’s many young players, El Matador has been a fantastic signing. He’s the best offensive header I’ve seen at United in years — he’s currently second in the Premiership in headed goals despite playing less than half as many minutes as league leader Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Heck, he’s arguably the best #7 they’ve had since Cristiano Ronaldo left town.

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He Cost Us F—king Zero. He Gave Us Lots of Goals (and the League Cup).

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he had signed with Manchester United, I figured he’d be good for a few great goals, a bunch of arrogant quotes and, a whole lot of moments where he came up short, thereby confirming the long-held belief that he couldn’t play in England.

I was right about the first two things. As for the third thing, I’ve never been happier to be wrong.

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