Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that United can break out of their poor run of form and become the “bosses of Manchester”
United have won only 1 game in their last 6 in the Premier League, and Ibrahimovic himself has come under fire for his own form, having gone 5 Premier League games without a single goal or assist.
The Swedish legend still feels that United can address this current run of poor form, starting with a victory in the upcoming Manchester Derby :
“It’s a rival game between two teams from the same city; one is light blue, one is red. You always want to be the boss of the city, of course.” he said, according to The Daily Mail.
The striker also jokingly said that he has been an agent of this change in palette when asked if he had met any Manchester City fans as yet, saying :
‘”I’ve met a lot but they became United supporters when they met me!”
Manchester United will be hoping to recover from the hangover of a 4-0 drubbing by Jose Mourinho’s former club Chelsea. Ibrahimovic was heavily criticised after the match, and will be personally hoping to have an impact on the game tonight.
The striker is currently undergoing his worst scoreless streak in the league since 2006, having gone 498 minutes without scoring in the league.
Ironically, that dry spell was for Inter Milan, and came at exactly the same time of year from September through to October 2006.
Ibrahimovic has also been the most wasteful striker in the league, having taken 23 shots without converting them into goals. Statistics aside, the striker has wasted some golden opportunities in front of goal this season, something you would expect a player of his calibre to rarely do.
If United want to be the “bosses of Manchester”, they need the man who is the boss amongst the players to lead the way.