5 reasons Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be a success at Manchester United
Looking at the reasons Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be a success at United, should his transfer go through.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no ordinary player. But then, he is no ordinary man. He had a turbulent upbringing and has had to work very hard to become the magnificent specimen of a footballer we have grown accustomed to. The aura of ‘arrogance’ around him even is more of a relentless faith he’s always had in his abilities and it’s a huge part of what’s got him here today as one of the most highly paid and successful footballers on the planet.
He might not be the pacy attacker who skips past players with ease or the hard working midfielder full of running and endeavor. But on his day, Zlatan is magic. And when you consider the plethora of titles and personal honours he’s accumulated in his career, you know that he produces his magic more often than not.
The enigmatic Swede isn’t young though at 34, and Manchester United, however, big the brand and profile of their club is, cannot really afford another season away from Europe’s premier competition. So I’ll be taking a look at why Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s seemingly imminent signing for Manchester United could turn out to be an excellent piece of business.
1) Goal-scoring record
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 454 goals in 789 career appearances. Five times he’s finished a season as the top scorer. The staggering amount of goals he’s amassed in his career shows that he knows how to stick the ball in the back of the net consistently. His record for Sweden (62 goals in 113 games),a team that he often has to take the attacking impetus for adds further weight to his goal-scoring credentials.
Having a player of his class, stature and finishing ability will count in the most critical situations and will also rub off on United’s young forwards already on their roster. Wayne Rooney doesn’t look like the force he once was and United will need a world class goalscorer desperately next season.