Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars for Manchester United v Southampton

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been questioned whether he could make it the Premier League over the past few years, as it looked like the former Sweden international was to play in all of Europe's major leagues, except England.

However, since his highly-anticipated arrival at Manchester United this summer, his form has been nothing short of fabulous and left Red Devils fans in dreamland.

It took just 64 minutes of Premier League football for the former Paris Saint-Germain striker to find the net, adding to a fine record of having scored on his debuts in the Champions League, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1.


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But his first-half headed effort at home to Southampton, unbelievably, surpassed the brilliance of his long-range strike away to Bournemouth last weekend, sending United fans on Twitter, crazy. Again, Ibrahimovic netted in United's first home game of the season, surprisingly stepping up to take a penalty, ahead of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.

The United skipper delivered a delightful and inch-perfect cross from near the corner flag, to tee up Ibrahimovic for a towering header that was well out of the reach of Saints 'keeper Fraser Forster.

If Red Devils fans were still dreaming about the Swede's strike last weekend, they seemingly will have even longer lasting memories of this goal in front of the Old Trafford faithful, as they expressed their delight on Twitter.

However, it took just six second-half minutes for the Swede to net once again, this time sending Forster the wrong way and doubling United's lead.

On yet another occasion, Arsene Wenger will likely be rueing his decision to not take a punt on the 34-year-old, who could, at this rate, put Manchester United on course for a serious title challenge this campaign.

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