It seems Zlatan Ibrahimovic has settled into his new role as Manchester United striker quite well.
The 34-year-old Swedish footballer refused to share his Old Trafford spotlight with Paul Pogba, scoring in each half as Manchester United brushed aside Southampton 2-0 in the first of the Premier League’s new Friday night attractions.
And for fantasy football managers who put Ibrahimovic out on the pitch, things were looking pretty good:
Guess who has #Ibrahimovic as their Fantasy Football captain? pic.twitter.com/nBssNZkrmL
— Phlegm Clandango (@Cain_Unable) August 19, 2016
Ibrahimovic doing jobs for my fantasy football
— B O N D i E (@EsBondiguez) August 19, 2016
My fantasy is sorted just off De Gea Bailly and Ibrahimovic alone haha #FPL
— Scott (@ScottSull5) August 19, 2016
Putting Ibrahimovic in my fantasy squad was genius
— Ali Allen Ibrahim (@AliAllenIbrahim) August 19, 2016
Some were reaping the rewards of making the pony-tailed striker their captain:
Steady captain fantasy. Thanks Ibrahimovic. ð #FPL
— Kucik (@_aimanadam__) August 19, 2016
Having Ibrahimovic as captain in 3 of my fantasy teams was the best decision I've ever made
— Adam Law (@adamlaww) August 19, 2016
Putting Ibrahimovic as my captain for Fantasy League was the best thing I've done all week #FPL
— The Palm (@daykahill_sam_p) August 19, 2016
But of course, nothing beat that high of playing Ibrahimovic as your TRIPLE captain:
My Triple captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic.â¤ pic.twitter.com/NElJBwqf48
— John (@Schmidfleid) August 19, 2016
Activated triple captain on Ibrahimovic on #fantasyfootball prior to game tonight. ðððððððð
— Dan Wright (@danpwright) August 19, 2016
And for those who didn’t put him in their team:
Instant regret for not making ibrahimovic my captain in fantasy football ð©ð©ð©ð©
— HÃ¶Ã°Ã¶r MÃ¡cÃ°Ã¶nÃ¡lÃ°sÃ¶n (@FraserMac94) August 19, 2016
Why did I not put Zlatan Ibrahimovic in my fantasy football team ð¡.
— Kyle Lord (@kyle_lord2) August 19, 2016
Hindsight is a weird thing.