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Zlatan tops list of best-selling MLS jerseys: former Man Utd stars dominate top five

Zlatan Ibrahamovic has the best-selling jersey in the MLS in 2019 and was one of three former Manchester United players to make up the top five.

Zlatan tops list of best selling MLS jerseys: former Man Utd stars dominate top five

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has topped the list of best-selling MLS jerseys for the second consecutive year.

Since moving from Manchester United to the MLS in March, 2018, ‘Zlatan’ has proved to be a hit both on the field and off it for LA Galaxy, for whom he has scored 30 goals in 29 appearances this season, making him the U.S. league’s second highest scorer behind Carlos Vela.

LAFC striker Vela, who has netted 34 goals this season, has the third best-selling jersey in 2019, while third highest scorer, Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez (27 goals) came in second in jersey sales on the MLS webstore behind Ibrahimovic.

The 38-year-old Swedish striker is also joined by two other former Manchester United players in the top five, Wayne Rooney of DC United (fourth), and Chicago Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger (fifth); while another ex-Red Devil, Orlando winger Nani, is found further down the list in ninth.

Zlatan: From lion in LA to viking in Minnesota

The jersey sales results will come as no surprise to Ibrahimovic, who has never been shy to brag about his superiority over his peers in the MLS.

And the always-confident confident Swede was full of his trademark self-praise ahead of LA Galaxy’s meeting with Minnesota in the MLS playoffs on Monday, referring to himself as both a “viking” and a “lion”.

Asked in an interview posted on Galaxy's Twitter page whether the weather would be an issue for his side’s trip to Minnesota, where snow games have happened in the past, Zlatan said: "I'm from Sweden, I was born in the snow.”

"When it snows, I'm a viking. When it's warm, I'm a lion. We adjust for every condition there is,” he added.