Hotshot Jackpot Villain of the week: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Free-scoring United ace draws a blank to kill off four customers dreams in Saturday's late game

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Rashford rescues United as HSJP pool reaches £325k when Premier League resumes

“Four days off for the big guy,” said Jose Mourinho as Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets an extended holiday this week as the Premier League takes an International break.

But those who marked the Swede down as banker material in Paddy Power’s weekend Hotshot Jackpot wished he could have gone out with a bang before he puts his feet up ahead of the September 10 clash with derby rivals Manchester City.

Three goals in three Premier League games for Zlatan made him a model in many people’s lists for an any-time goalscorer play at the weekend but they were left licking their wounds in Saturday’s late game as the free-scoring Swede failed to deliver.

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With popular picks Jamie Vardy (Leicester) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez all hitting the onion bag in Saturday’s 3pm games it fell to Ibrahimovic to fluff his lines as United laid siege to the Hull goal.

Zlatan came closest to scoring in the 10th minute when he headed over the bar before later seeing his attempted back-heel past Hull goalie Eldin Jakupovic find the side netting.

Fergie Time

And despite United having just over 60 per cent of the possession, it took a ‘Fergie-time’ goal in the 92nd minute by super-sub Marcus Rashford to give United the points.

It meant the Red Devils recorded their third Premier League win on the bounce for the first time since the 2011-12 season but also means that the Round 4 of HotShot Jackpot – that is open for business now  – rolls over to £325k when the Premier League resumes on Saturday week.

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