A dramatic late leveller at Old Trafford – with his header squeezing over the line off the underside of the crossbar – was the Swede's 14th effort in Premier League action this season.
That return has come in just 20 games, with the enigmatic frontman slipping seamlessly into life in the English top flight.
Ibrahimovic's efforts through a little over half a season have also seen him match the achievements of two goalscoring icons of the modern era.
14 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 14 goals in his first 20 PL games - the same total as Alan Shearer and Sergio Aguero. Elite.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 15, 2017
While he can claim to have been as productive as Newcastle legend Shearer – who started out in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers - and Manchester City talisman Aguero, Ibrahimovic falls short of a couple of United favourites.
Ruud van Nistelrooy netted 15 times in his first 20 appearances, while Andy Cole hit 18 in the colours of Newcastle – with those efforts earning him a move to Old Trafford.
20 - Most goals for @ManUtd after first 20 Premier League apps:— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 15, 2017
van Nistelrooy - 15
Ibrahimovic - 14
van Persie - 14
It is, however, Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips who tops the chart, with the former England international finding the target 19 times in his first 20 appearances back in 1999-2000.