Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the peak of his powers says Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their third goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in Manchester United's 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their third goalManchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their third goal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is playing at the top of his game, despite some reservations from critics about his age.

Goals from Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Ibrahimovic gave The Red Devils a 3-1 win over Bournemouth in Jose Mourinho's first Premier League game in charge of United and the Portuguese reserved special praise for his star striker. 

Ibrahimovic moved to Old Trafford on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and spent no time at all in getting settled in at United with a goal in each of his first two competitive games.

But at 34, some critics questioned whether the Swede can cut it in England's top flight and if the move was far too late in the journeyman's career to make a real difference at Man United.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the gameManchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the game

A winning goal in the Community Shield and a fantastic strike on the South Coast seems to put to bed some of those worries and Mourinho is confident Ibrahimovic can continue to shine.

"Forget the passport, forget 34 years old: the body and mentality is not of a 34-year-old guy," he said, reports Sky Sports.

"I think he's at the top of his qualities. His table for breakfast and his table for meals, he is surrounded by the young ones, surrounded by the kids.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action with Bournemouth's Harry ArterManchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action with Bournemouth's Harry Arter

"Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, these are the guys that are with him on the table. So he knows what he can be for them."

Ibrahimovic's arrival in Manchester could be a good omen for United, with the forward winning league titles at every single club he's signed for, with the exception of Malmo in his native Sweden.

Coming off the back of scoring 50 goals in his final season in France, Zlatan has already hit the ground running and stands a good chance of firing Man United to a 14th Premier League title.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their third goalManchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their third goal

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