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Self-obsessed Ibra loves scoring 25,000th Premier League goal

November 07, 2016 16:03 IST

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal against Swansea during their EPL match at Liberty Stadium on Sunday

IMAGE: Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal against Swansea during their EPL match at Liberty Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/ Livepic/Reuters

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was back to his irrepressible, boastful best on Sunday as he joked about the landmark 25,000th Premier League goal that signalled a change in his fortunes.

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The Swede ended his two-month Premier League goal drought by scoring twice in Manchester United's 3-1 win at SwanseaCity and had a lovely, typical Zlatan response on learning that the first of them had been a landmark in the League's 24-year annals.

"Ah, no I wasn't," he responded thoughtfully after being asked on Sky Sports if he had been aware of the fact that he had just scored the 25,000th Premier League goal.

"I thought that was only me who had scored 25,000!"

Only Ibrahimovic could have come up with such a mischievous response after finally ending his most barren patch in front of goal for a decade.

With his second goal, the 35-year-old 'Ibra-Cadabra' could also celebrate the 400th club goal of his magical career, which has taken in a host of Europe's biggest clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, the two Milan giants and Paris St Germain.

Without a league goal since September, Ibra was asked if he had been worried about his lean spell.

"No, as long as you create the chances -- which I have been doing -- the goals will come. But the most important thing is the win," he said.

Ibrahimovic will miss the big match against Arsenal following the international break after picking up a fifth booking.

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