Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his frustration with his Manchester United teammates after they once again failed to close out a win in the Premier League.
The Swede netted his sixth goal in five games after taking advantage of some poor judgement from Maarten Stekelenburg in the 42nd minute.
Man United looked on course for a vital away win, only for Marouane Fellaini to foolishly give away a penalty in the 89th minute.
Zlatan, speaking after the came, could hardly mask his frustration.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 4, 2016
The 35-year-old has every right to be angry. He, after all, did exactly what was asked of him at Goodison Park: holding up the ball, linking up well with teammates, providing a physical presence, expertly taking the one chance that came his way.
And then, after all his exertions, the Swede had to watch from afar as – once again – his team crumbled late on. It was a glowing example of the fragility pervasive in this United side.
One feels as if a number of players could benefit from taking advice from Zlatan when it comes to holding their nerve in highly charged environments. And United fans can only hope that Zlatan makes it clear to certain members of this first team squad – *cough* Fellaini *cough* – that they need to grow a pair when the other side starts applying pressure.