Manchester United made it three successive wins in the Premier League and they are finally beginning to find the sort of form that they need if they are to challenge for a Champions League spot. This was more convincing than the victory over Crystal Palace as they controlled the match and their game-management was at the level required for a top four side. West Brom have been playing well in recent months, but the quality showed on Saturday and the better team prevailed. Here are three things that we learnt:
Zlatan is reaching his unstoppable best
The tall Swede hasn’t been given the praise that his performances have merited since he joined Manchester United. This is a 35-year-old and he is scoring at an incredible rate in a league that is considered the best in the world by many. He remains extremely fit and the amount of football that he is playing is extraordinary for a man of his age. Ibrahimovic is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world and his ability to succeed in a number of European leagues is a feat achieved by few.
His intelligent movement was on show at the Hawthornes, as he cleverly tugged on the defender in the build-up to the first goal. He took the West Brom player out of the game and provided himself with the simple task of heading past Ben Foster. Meanwhile the second goal showed the skill that he possesses, as he flicked the ball over a defender’s challenge before firing home. Despite his age, he is emerging as United’s best player and if he continues to score goals at his current rate, Manchester United have a great chance of finishing in the top four.