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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has surprised himself at Manchester United

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back - and it's about time too.

The Swede's two goals against Swansea City on Saturday were his first since September's defeat to Manchester City, during which time he went six league games without scoring.

Doubts were starting to creep in about his ability to play in the Premier League, especially so at the 'tender' old age of 35.

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But this is Zlatan - the God of Manchester - we're talking about here, and he duly responded to his critics with a brace to secure Manchester United a vital three points.

His time at Old Trafford still hasn't quite panned out how he expected, with Ibrahimovic recently insisting it will take time for he and his new teammates to "click".

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"We have a mix of ages - experienced players, young players, the quality is there," Ibrahimovic told Inside United, per 101 Great Goals.

"I think we can achieve big things. I said after the Liverpool game and I said it before that we just need to find the 'click' where we find each other.

"Every day that goes by, the more you get to know each other and it becomes like a family.

"You know what you need - I know what I need to do to get the maximum out of my teammates and the same thing on the other side, they know what they need to bring that out of me."

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Six goals in 11 Premier League games is a respectable return and yet, according to Ibrahimovic, he expected a lot more from himself in the top-flight.

In the same interview, the former Paris Saint-Germain striker explained how he's surprised at missing so many clear-cut goalscoring opportunities.

"I think I could have scored a couple more goals than I have done," he added. "I missed pretty good chances, which I didn't see myself doing.

"But it's a different game here [in England]. Here, it's different compared to the ones [the leagues] before.

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"When you play a game here, there is no team controlling it, it's back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. That's the way the game is, you have to get used to it.

"With my performance, I am happy. I know I can do more, I know the team can do more and I want to do more and I will do more."

It was during a recent 0-0 draw against Burnley where Ibrahimovic struggled most to find the back of the net, with Tom Heaton producing an incredible display to stop the Swede.

Ibrahimovic had 12 shots against the Clarets but, try as he might, he was unable to break the deadlock and end his extensive drought.

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