The charismatic Swede has got off to a brilliant start to life at United by scoring four goals in his first three competitive matches, one of which was a penalty in Friday night’s win over Southampton at Old Trafford.
Having given United the lead through a trademark header, Zlatan made no mistake from the spot and hammered the ball into the far corner.
But whilst jubilant United supporters were celebrating the goal, a few were wondering why Rooney wasn’t the man taking the penalties – had Zlatan put his foot down?
Well, no, apparently not. Manager Jose Mourinho has revealed the thinking that went into choosing his takers for the forthcoming season:
Mourinho: "I've designated 3 penalty takers – Paul, Wayne & Zlatan but the other two told Zlatan that 'you're the first'. So they decided."
— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) August 21, 2016
What do you think of the decision? Is Zlatan a better penalty taker than Rooney?