Zlatan Ibrahimovic may well be our Swedish hero, but my he wasn’t great during the ninety minutes yesterday. The influential striker just looked off the pace from minute one for whatever reason, but that said, he wasn’t alone in that regard as the overall performance was pretty awful.
The 35-year-old is usually so reliable when it comes to those big moments. His game is based on holding the ball up and allowing runners beyond him, but when our main man is struggling to control the ball, it stops any attacking momentum we have.
On top of that, his finishing was unusually lacklustre, and on a good day he could’ve had a couple of goals to his name. To be fair, all players have poor days from time-to-time, and it wouldn’t be fair to criticise him too heavily, but at this point in the season, frustrations are obviously high.
Manchester United’s passionate fans took to Twitter regarding the club’s current top scorer, and it’s fair to say he came in for a fair bit of stick…
Check out the tweets here:
Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Mata and Blind all missed simple opportunities. Other teams don't need 5+ clear chances to pick up 3 points. Why do we?
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) February 1, 2017
You will defend Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic but then slate Wayne Rooney. This generation is a joke.
— Josh (@1878_EST) February 1, 2017
Ibrahimovic is so poor. Wants the ball at his feet, offers nothing else. Mourinho seriously needs to consider dropping him
— Hassan (@HassanSidat) February 1, 2017
When Ibrahimovic is off his scoring form, nothing enters. Extremely poor! #MUFC
— Rajeev Kumar (@RajeevKrAgarwal) February 1, 2017
Ibrahimovic and Pogba better be benched on the weekend!! Dreadful display. Pogba been poor consistently as well!
— Marko (@MarkJC_87) February 1, 2017
All in all, I've been rather disappointed with Zlatan and Pogba this season. They've not been bad by any means but nowhere near good enough
— Colin (@Rojonaldo) February 2, 2017
@ForzaMartial zlatan was the worst player, diving and constantly offside, pogba wasn't good enough but wasn't bad, rojo and Jones were solid
— Ć (@unitedmicki10) February 2, 2017
Zlatan saying that Mata had a bad finish. What did that Swedish donkey do with his chances?
— Otis Motswagole (@OtizBotswana) February 2, 2017