Manchester United’s good run of form continues. Jose Mourinho’s men put in a professional performance at the weekend as they beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor. To be honest, the result was never in doubt and it was a match that we controlled from minute one.
This was the first match without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and we definitely made a good start, although it will be hard without our new talisman.
Now, Ander Herrera has spoken out about his teammate and confirmed that the big man visited the players at Carrington ahead of the Burnley game.
“It is true that he [Ibrahimovic] was down at the training ground yesterday and spoke to the group. But he did not say much, really. He wished us only good luck with the rest of the season.” Herrera told Expressen, translated by the MEN live blog.
“He has an incredible mentality and a great physique, I have never seen such a good football body. I am quite sure he will make it back.”
Well, if you needed any more proof that Ibrahimovic is out for the remainder of the season, there you have it. The fact that he has wished them luck says it all, and he obviously doesn’t expect to be back.
It’s nice that the 35-year-old made his way down to Carrington to say a few words, because at the end of the day, they have been teammates for a year now and they’ll have formed a close bond.
I’ve no doubts that Ibrahimovic will continue to work hard behind the scenes. Heck, you don’t get to experience the successes he has by being mentally weak; our forward is far from it.
Now, it’s up to him to solely focus on getting himself back from injury. Obviously, it will be made all the harder due to his age, but in typical Zlatan fashion, he claims that him alone will be the one who decides when to hang up his boots for good.