Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Manchester United need to stop making mistakes

by Leo Nieboer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Manchester United can climb the Premier League table if they eradicate various mistakes in the coming weeks.

A superb Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal and a composed defensive display helped Man United to an important 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s men reduced the gap between United and fourth spot to just six points.

Ibrahimovic, speaking after the game, made it clear that avoiding mistakes would see United climb the table in the coming weeks.

“If we can get two or three wins, we’re there,” he told MUTV.

“This is the Premier League, this is something new for me as every team I’ve played we’ve been dominating the competitions and controlling the game.

“Here it’s back to front, you never know what happens in the game and I think the ones that does the less mistakes during the game is the team that wins. Today we did that and, if we continue like this for the upcoming games, we will close the gap. But I’m confident, I’m very confident.”

The only difference between Sunday’s important win over Spurs and the calamitous draw with Everton at Goodison Park was – yes, you guessed it – the avoidance of needless mistakes.

United were ruthless last weekend, refusing to give Spurs an iota of space  as the minutes ticked on. There was a real sense of conviction, almost as if every player on the pitch knew that victory was the only option. Nobody dared to slip up.

Needless to say, this is the attitude Mourinho’s men will need to adopt from now on.

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