EPL 2016/17: Manchester United will win once we click, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Manchester United might have had a slump in the Premier League last month, but after helping his team end a four-game winless streak with two goals against Swansea City on Sunday, United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic vows that United will once again “click.”
After his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, The big Swede scored four goals in four games at the start of Premier League season, but went on a dry run for six games without scoring a single goal for his club.
The 3-1 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium was Manchester United’s first win in five games. With Mourinho’s men lying in the sixth position on the Premier League table, Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally admits that he did not expect the English Premier League to be so challenging.
"I think I could have scored a couple more goals than I have done - I missed pretty good chances which I didn't see myself doing," told Ibrahimovic to Inside United. "But it's a different game here (England).”
"Here, it's different compared to the ones (the leagues) before. When you play a game here, there is no team controlling it, it's back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. That's the way the game is, you have to get used to it.
"With my performance, I am happy. I know I can do more, I know the team can do more and I want to do more and I will do more."
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was suspended from the touchline for his team's win at the Liberty Stadium and was not particularly amused with a couple of his players and questioned their character and pain threshold.
Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw ruled themselves out of the clash against Swansea after they had picked up injuries. Ibrahimovic suggested that the players in the squad have great potential with a mix of youth and experience and together they can bring the best out of the striker.
"We have a mix of ages - experienced players, young players, the quality is there," Ibrahimovic added. "I think we can achieve big things. I said after the Liverpool game, and I said it before that we just need to find the 'click' where we find each other.
"Every day that goes by, the more you get to know each other, and it becomes like a family. You know what you need - I know what I need to do to get the maximum out of my team-mates and the same thing on the other side, they know what they need to bring that out of me."
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two goals Swansea City took his goal tally to six goals in the Premier League.