He might often have seemingly compromised United’s commitment to a certain style of football, but 28 goals in a shortened first season in England certainly answered a whole host of critics.
United’s self-proclaimed ‘Lion’ has enjoyed shutting up more than a few people with his wonderful form in his debut Premier League campaign.
The big Swede scored far too many game-defining goals to mention, with his form through the winter months particularly praiseworthy. Two goals in the EFL Cup final win over Southampton stand out, while the wonderful long-range finishes against Bournemouth and Sunderland will also feature in the season-ending highlight reels.
His anterior cruciate ligament injury might have put an end to hopes he would end his campaign on home soil in the Europa League final, but Zlatan’s impact will still be stamped all over the victory if they pull it off thanks to the personality he has added to the squad this term