Zlatan Ibrahimovic will set new Champions League record if he scores this season


Manchester United fans were understandably delighted when Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return to Old Trafford was announced last month.

The Swede signed a new one-year deal and will be hoping to pick up where he left off last season.

Before picking up a season-ending knee cruciate ligament in April, Ibrahimovic had scored 28 goals during his first campaign in English football.

And after making fast progress during the rehabilitation phase of his recovery, Jose Mourinho has decided to give the 35-year-old another chance in the Premier League.

Although an exact date for when supporters can expect to see Zlatan in a red shirt again is yet to be revealed, he has been handed another boost on Monday afternoon.

He has been included in Mourinho's squad to play in the group stages of the Champions League - allaying fears he would not return before the turn of the year.

Of course, it won't be the striker's first outing in Europe's premier competition.

Ibrahimovic has featured for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in the UCL and as you would expect, has scored for all six of them.


In fact, he is the only man in Champions League history to have scored for six different clubs, racking up an impressive tally of 48 goals from 119 appearances in the process.

Which means that should he score a 49th goal for Man United this season, he will break his own record by becoming the only player to score for seven clubs.

It's the kind of record that might not get beaten for quite some time.

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Ex-Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo is currently Ibrahimovic's closest rival with goals for five different clubs but at 42, it's unlikely the Argentine will improve that statistic.

Meanwhile, Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Morientes, Arjen Robben and Nicolas Anelka are all on four clubs.

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