Well, tonight could be the night where Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to the Manchester United starting line-up following injury, and him coming back could not be more timely. We’ve really missed his overall influence on the team, and his goals output, too….
Now, the 35-year-old Swede has been speaking to Manchester United’s official channel, and confirmed that he is ready and raring to go.
He also shed light on the fact that he used to struggle with watching his teammates from the sidelines, but he’s getting better with that as he becomes more mature. It was also nice to see Ibrahimovic reveal that he missed Old Trafford, as he’s clearly enjoying his time here in Manchester.
“I’m better at it than I used to be,” he told MUTV in an exclusive interview. “Before I was more emotional and deep into my feelings, now it’s more that I look at the game and I have trust in my teammates, I have confidence in them.
“It’s part of the game, you can’t always play. Sometimes you are out for injuries or suspensions like in my case or for other reasons. You learn from everything.”
“I feel good, I missed Old Trafford and the games with my team, but finally I am back and hopefully I come back with positive vibes.”
I think it’s definitely fair to say we’ve struggled without Ibrahimovic. Our stand-in striker Marcus Rashford didn’t score in the games without the 35-year-old, which tells you that he’s still far away from the finished article.
Tonight, against a depleted Everton squad, Ibrahimovic will be hoping to come back and make his mark with a goal or two; heck, we desperately need it.
Our top four hopes are literally hanging on by a thread, and although I feel our best chances at making it into the Champions League is via the Europa League, I doubt Mourinho is willing to give up league position just yet.