ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC has banished his Manchester United goal drought – and in doing so, scored the 25,000th Premier League goal.

The big Swede had not netted for Manchester United for over a month – a period of seven matches – but scored his side’s second goal away at struggling Swansea with a long-range effort.

Jose Mourinho was watching on from the stands due to his touchline ban, and the celebration was one of real relief as he jumped and kicked the air.

And minutes later, he scored his second of the match on the half-hour mark when Wayne Rooney played him in for Ibrahimovic to score left-footed from close range as Swansea fans booed their team.


On a day of landmarks, his second was also his 400th goal in a glittering career with some of Europe’s major clubs.

Sheffield United’s Brian Deane scored the first ever Premier League goal 24 years ago against United, then managed by Sir Alex Ferguson.