Zlatan Ibrahimovic can equal a 91-year-old scoring record at Manchester United if he finds the net in their next fixture against Hull City. The 34-year-old striker, who joined the club on a free transfer earlier this summer, is on the cusp of equalling Jimmy Hanson's achievement of scoring in his first four competitive outings for the Red Devils.
Ibrahimovic has already scored against Leicester City, Bournemouth and Southampton this season and will be looking to add to his tally when United travel to the KCOM Stadium this weekend. The Swede has made a storming start to life at Old Trafford and has already established himself as a key figure in manager Jose Mourinho's plans.
The former Barcelona centre-forward recently became the ninth man to achieve the feat of netting in his opening three United matches and the first since Ian Storey-Moore in the early 1970s. However, the last United player to score in their first four competitive games for the club – as Ibrahimovic is aiming to do – is Hanson, who played for the Reds in the 1920s
Despite this, Ibrahimovc recently insisted his own form is secondary to United's results. "Who scores is less important as long as we are winning," the United striker said. "Yes, I've scored three goals so far in the Premier League and I'm happy for that, but it is only the beginning.
"The season is long. I will work hard, the team will work hard and slowly we will get better and better, so let's see what the outcome will be. I feel I am becoming better with every day that goes by. And, as long as I feel I can develop, I'm happy."
Ibrahimovc also revealed he is confident United can win their first Premier League crown since 2013, the final year of Sir Alex Ferguson's trophy-laden spell in charge of the club. "I believe that we can win the title. I have this vision," the United forward explained, according to ESPN. "But we need to work hard for it and we will do everything to bother all the other teams that want to win."