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Six goals in 11 Premier League games - seven in all competitions - represents a decent start to life at Manchester United for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

While it's been a hard transition for the Swede, who scored an incredible 38 league strikes for Paris Saint-Germain last term, he's proved a worthy addition for Jose Mourinho.

United's manager certainly seems pleased with his arrival on a free transfer, saying last month: "I'm really happy. He's giving us exactly what we need from him.

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"It's quite beautiful for me to meet him five or six years later (after they worked together at Inter Milan) and to find the same ambition, passion and desire to play, desire to compete.

"I couldn't be happier. The guy is really fit. He's always ready to play. I couldn't be happier in terms of his influence in the dressing room."

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However, in a recent interview with Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, Ibrahimovic discussed his move to United and explained how Mourinho made a tough decision an easy one.

What's more is the 35-year-old regards United - 20-time champions of the Premier League - as a step down from PSG, who he claims are the stronger side.

"The team I signed for this summer is not as strong as the one I left," he said, "but when Mourinho called the decision was easy.

"When he calls I have no problem coming, all we had to decide was when I was to be presented as Manchester United player. The rest, the financial deal, was not the difficult part.

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"It was about the challenge really, and I will never say no to a challenge.

"This is what I wanted: coming to one of the world's biggest clubs, that has had troubles and not won much of late, and try the Premier League. That is the challenge."

Ibrahimovic might have to wait another season for Premier League glory following what has been a mediocre start for United.

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With 12 games played, the Red Devils sit sixth in the table and on 19 points, six behind fourth-placed Arsenal and a further three off Chelsea, who currently sit top.

Goals have arguably been United's biggest problem this term. Despite possessing the likes of Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford, they've scored a meagre 17 times.

Indeed, without Ibrahimovic against Arsenal on Saturday, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata were their top goalscorers with two each, although Mata scored his third of the season during the draw.

Further difficult fixtures await United in the coming weeks, starting with West Ham this weekend and followed by Everton away and Tottenham at home.

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Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
UEFA Champions League
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