Zlatan Ibrahimovic has silenced any lingering doubts over his suitability for the rigours of the Premier League by finding the net in each of his first three competitive games for Manchester United.
The latest of his four competitive goals and counting for his new employers came either side of half time as the Reds downed Southampton 2-0 at Old Trafford.
His decisive strikes came on the back of goals against Bournemouth and Everton, to prove he is in the process of starting his United career with every bit as much gusto as life with either of his previous two employers.
At AC Milan he struck out on his competitive debut against Cesena, before bouncing straight back with a Champions League brace versus Auxerre and went on to score in three of his next four outings.
The Swede struck five times in his first six for the rossoneri, before failing to find the net for three successive games.
Ibrahimovic’s United arrival looks more likely to eclipse his opening salvo the San Siro, but he will have to go some to emulate his stellar landing at Paris Saint-Germain.
Zlatan netted four times in his first three fixtures for Les Parisiens thanks to doubles against Lorient and Lille, and went on to score at the same rate in his next three, notching eight times in six games before he was shut out for successive matches.
Available at 9/1 in the Premier League top goalscorer betting back when sports.bwin.com/en/news brought you ‘A to Zlatan: The encyclopedia of Man Utd’s brand-new talisman‘ to celebrate his arrival in Manchester, it will be no surprise if the odds have halved when next the market is live.
Ibra’s chances of equalling or surpassing his opening spurt in the French capital are certainly not undermined by the opposition he faces across the next four games.
First up, the Reds are 1/2 to best newly promoted Hull at the KCOM Stadium before they play Manchester City, Watford and Leicester (against whom he has already scored once this season).