Jose Mourinho: This is why I started Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Everton

by Tanveer Arayan


Jose Mourinho was has explained why he started Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Everton, claiming that he’d hope his top goalscorer was able to deliver goals.

The big Swede missed Man United’s last three domestic matches through suspension and he was able to rescue a point from the 1-1 draw with Everton as he converted a penalty in the closing minutes of the game.

However, the 35-year-old missed clear-cut chances to put the ball in the back of the net and won’t be pleased with some of his performances as he’s had the opportunities to claim many more goals.

Speaking prior to the clash, Mourinho was hopeful Zlatan would be able to score.

“We normally defend well and control matches, create chances but do not score enough goals,” he said.

“That is the story of our home matches and that is why we have lost so many points.

“Let us see if we can score tonight.

“We have had draws with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the team too, so I do not like to individualise.

“We prefer to have him because he is our top scorer.”

Man United fans were not happy with his performance, but if he had been allowed his goal in the second-half where he was a fraction offside, then the result would have been completely different as he’d have been the hero of the night.

Hopes are the big Swede can continue to score as he’s got a vital role to play as United take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on April 9.

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