Manchester United are believed to be on the verge of signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer. Although that wasn’t expected to be done until after the European Championships, it could happen sooner than expected, as Sweden have just one point from their first two games in the group stages.
These are the times when players should step up for their countries, and as Sweden’s captain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic should have grabbed the game by the scruff of its neck and dragged his side through. However, that didn’t happen and he struggled to have any real influence on the game.
He didn’t get on the ball anywhere near enough, and when he was in possession he was rather wasteful with it. His afternoon was summed up by a glaring miss in the second half, in which he missed an open goal from two yards out – thankfully his blushes were saved as the linesman had raised his flag for offside.
As you’d imagine, Manchester United fans were keen on watching how Zlatan got on, as he could well be walking out a red come next season. It’s fair to say they were not impressed…
Check out the tweets of Manchester United fans here:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has looked very ordinary in these two European Championships games so far. Hopefully he improves.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) June 17, 2016
— Ciaran (@ciaranhbennett) June 17, 2016
Never ever rated Ibrahimovic. Hopefully he doesnt come. #MUFC
— Arbër Doli (@Dabber01) June 17, 2016
When last did Ibrahimovic perform well against a proper defence anyway? Smh #MUFC
— Mr. Timileyin O. (@Sanjay_AOT) June 17, 2016
Man Utd shouldn’t buy Ibrahimovic #MUFC
— Ben Sal (@Benjamin101R) June 17, 2016
Please #MUFC NOT Ibrahimovic. Buy some midfielders.
— George O’Brien (@geoman52) June 17, 2016
— Vincent William (@v_william) June 17, 2016
Not been impressed with Ibrahimovic one bit at the Euros! #MUFC
— Jamie Ricketts (@ricketts_jr) June 17, 2016