Ibrahimovic starred as Manchester United beat Saint-Etienne in the first leg of their Europa League clash last night.
The 35-year-old bagged a hat-trick to take his tally for the season to 23.
The Sweden international is the club’s top scorer for the campaign – 14 clear of second-placed Juan Mata.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 23 goals for Manchester United this season
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is established as Manchester United's talisman
His stunning form has led to him being widely established as the club’s talisman.
But Mourinho has refuted claims that he’s United’s main man.
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“He's important I don't want to say the most important,” Mourinho told ITV Sport.
“Obviously he's important, he shows that even when he doesn't score goals.
Jose Mourinho has played down the importance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“To score a hat-trick is a nice thing – even for a guy like him who has scored so many hat-tricks.”
Ibrahimovic could be rested when United go up against Blackburn in the FA Cup on Sunday (4.15pm).
The Red Devils are aiming to retain the trophy after lifting it under Louis van Gaal last term.