Manchester United Football Club have been on an excellent run of form lately, with Jose Mourinho’s side finally displaying the football that we all knew was capable with this squad. One man has been at the forefront of everything good, and that is star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The influential Swede made the move to Manchester United on a free transfer over the summer, as his contract at Paris Saint-Germain had run down. In my opinion, this was a real gamble to make because let’s face it, he’s 35 now and isn’t getting any younger – plus the Premier League is the most physically demanding in the world.
He is rapidly approaching twenty goals for the season already, which is testament to just how well he looks after his body. Now, he’s been speaking to the media about how things are going at the Theatre of Dreams.
When asked about whether he is chasing Diego Costa for the Golden Boot, Zlatan responded:
“No, I’m not chasing anybody, I’m chasing the head trophy – the Premier League. That is my aim.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic told ManUtd.com “The individual things come as part of the main objective because that is like a bonus for every individual player. ”
“If the collective does well, then the individuals will do well. I try to help the team and try to do what I’m best at – scoring goals, playing good and creating chances for my team-mates. As long as I can do that, I know I will help my team. The same thing with them, they help me the way they can for the team. I have no individual targets because that I did already, after three months in England. After I conquered England – it took three months.”
This is just typical Zlatan. He just loves to get the media and the footballing world talking about him, and making bold statements like this will obviously do exactly that. he has been right up there in terms of the best performers on the season so far, and it is truly brilliant watching him wear the red of Manchester United.
What’s scary is that it doesn’t feel like he has any intentions of letting up anytime soon either. This is a man who I believe is playing the best football of his life, and hopefully, he can add a goal or two to his tally on Sunday when Liverpool visit Old Trafford in a massive league clash.