Zlatan Ibrahimovic has missed more sitters than any Premier League player this season

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic burst onto the scene in England with the perfect impact for Manchester United at the beginning of the season; scoring the winner against Leicester City for the Red Devils' first trophy of the campaign in the Community Shield.

But the 35-year-old striker's goalscoring prowess at the start of the campaign, with three goals in his first two appearances in the Premier League, has, however, hit a significant dry spell.

It's been eight games since the former Sweden international netted in the league - which goes back over a month - and has only scored once in his past seven in all competitions, with a goal against Ukranian outfit Zorya in the Europa League.


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However, while the former Paris Saint-Germain striker may wish to remind fans of his goalscoring record during his glamorous playing career - which included the likes of Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan - there is one statistic that currently sets the Swede back.

Ibrahimovic may have scored 30 or more goals in Ligue 1 for PSG in two of the four seasons he was in the French capital, however, he currently tops the charts for the wrong reason.

As per the Mirror, the Swede has missed more big chances (six) than any other player in the Premier League, and that is largely down to his dry spell in front of goal in recent games.

Chance goes begging

Against Liverpool on Monday evening the striker missed arguably the best chance of the game when he glanced his header across goal, rather than finding the target like he so often would in the past.

Not even the league's least clinical of strikers have been able to top Ibrahimovic's record, and it's a record one of the world's top talents will look to rectify over the coming weeks - starting at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on Sunday.

Big names

In defence on the United star, he has only marginally missed more chances than some other bigs names on the list, including Romelu Lukaku (four), Dele Alli (three) and teammate Paul Pogba (three).

Not that it will be of any consolation to Ibrahimovic, who will be keen to get into double figures before the year ends, with plenty of opportunities to move himself up the scoring charts, after a promising start to the campaign.

And he is not the only big-name star who will be looking to make improvements at Old Trafford, with Wayne Rooney looking to force his way backing into Jose Mourinho's starting line-up and world-record signing Paul Pogba yet to make the desired impact on the Premier League.

Can Zlatan Ibrahimovic get himself out of his current goalscoring slump sooner rather than later? Give your opinion in the comment box below.

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