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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is 'like Indiana Jones'

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is 'like Indiana Jones'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) and Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford. Photo: Dave Thompson & Shizuo Kambayashi/AP
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared himself to fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones after scoring his first hat-trick for Manchester United.

Just as Jones, played in a series of Hollywood movies by screen star Harrison Ford, usually returns from his adventures with a trophy, so too has the career of the much-travelled Ibrahimovic yielded plenty of silverware.

Ibrahimovic scored all of United's goals in their 3-0 win at home to French club St Etienne in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash on Thursday.

That took the 35-year-old Swede's tally for United to an impressive 23 goals in all competitions since his pre-season arrival at Old Trafford.

United are now one of the favourites to win European club football's second-tier tournament as well as next week's English League Cup final against Premier League rivals Southampton at Wembley.

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Ibrahimovic, who has already won the Community Shield since joining United, said after Thursday's match: "Every trophy for me is incredible, everywhere I came I won so if I can win something here I will be super happy."

"People that know me know that I play in many clubs and I try to do my best."

"Wherever I went I won, so I am like Indiana Jones," added Ibrahimovic, who has been a member of league-winning sides in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France.

As for his hat-trick against St Etienne, the delighted forward said: "It feels good. I got a lot of help from my team-mates. We played an open game today and it was important to get a good result so we can take it into the second leg."

"We won 3-0 and I got to score the three goals so I am happy for that. We have still many games to play so hopefully I can continue like I am doing."

Having played at St Etienne during his time in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, Ibrahimovic said United had done well to deny the visitors a goal at Old Trafford.

"Exactly. A good result because I know how difficult it is to play over there," he explained. "They have a fantastic crowd, fantastic support, and the stadium is very nice, so the guys will see it when we go there."

"It is a good team. They always make it difficult for every team they play against and when I was at PSG the same thing. They did good."

"I think a couple of players are new, a couple of players left, but it is a good team."

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