Fans were left disappointed with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s performance against Liverpool after the striker failed to find the back of the net.
The Swede who started his Manchester United career with a rush of goals, hasn’t been as clinical in front of goal lately.
The stakes are always high when Man United are facing Liverpool, and although the 35-year-old thrives on such occasions, it was not the case this time as he had a rather dull game.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say.
Wasteful from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He is usually extremely efficient with headers from that kind of position. #LIVMUN
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) October 17, 2016
Not a great watch at all, but Mourinho's game plan worked. All that was missing was a goal from Ibrahimovic's header. #mufc
— Chris Fleming (@Chris__Fleming) October 17, 2016
Not a terrible result, feel we could have gotten more. Thought Herrera and Fellaini were very good. Ibrahimovic needs his shooting boots.
— Cantona's Collar (@LeKingsCollar) October 17, 2016
Ibrahimovic is having an absolute 3 out of 10 here
— Paul (@UtdRantcast) October 17, 2016
Utd need more from Ibrahimovic in these games.
— Pilib de Brún (@Malachians) October 17, 2016
#mufc need more from Pogba and Ibrahimovic. Trying to be a bit over-elaborate at times when they need to just retain the ball.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 17, 2016
Most of the game was played in midfield as both teams looked to avoid the humiliation of defeat rather than go for win, giving the strikers very limited chances to get onto the scoring sheet.
However, the Swede did get a chance in the form of an inch perfect cross by Paul Pogba and he made a hash of it, a chance that should have been taken by someone of Ibrahimovic’s stature.
Despite the goalless draw, it was a good outing for the side as Jose Mourinho got his tactics spot on and the players executed it to perfection to stop Jurgen Klopp’s men from scoring. However, if United are to pose a serious challenge for the title, the likes of Ibrahimovic will have to find their shooting boots and soon.