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WATCH: Lingard finds red-hot Zlatan to put Man Utd up early

Jesse Lingard sends a cross into the path of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who heads the ball past West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster to give Manchester United an early 1-0 lead.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on fire.

The big Swede nodded Jesse Lingard’s pinpoint cross off the ground and past Ben Foster to give Manchester United a 1-0 lead after just five minutes at the Hawthorns (Watch live on NBC or online via

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It’s his 15th goal in 25 appearances for United, and the sixth in his last six Premier League matches.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho said he’d give Ibrahimovic a week off following this match. It’s going to be hard to keep him away (though a potentially red card-worthy high hit could’ve done the job minutes later. Yellow from referee Anthony Taylor).

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