Nemanja Vidic admits he’s not surprised by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s impressive form at Manchester United this season.
Many believed the big Swede would not be able to cope with the intensity of football in the Premier League, but he’s silenced all doubters with 28 goals across all competitions since his arrival last summer.
He’s scored a majority of our goals and even as a 35-year-old has been able to successfully lead the side forward multiple times a week, saving Man United vital points in their aims of a Champions League qualification.
Speaking about his presence, Vidic claims he always knew Ibrahimovic would be a top player at Old Trafford.
“I always knew that he was a top player,” he said.
“I played a few times against him – he has played at different clubs, won many trophies and scored goals everywhere so it was not a surprise to me that he is scoring goals. But to be 35 years of age and fit to play every match… English football is different but he adapted fast and in general, he has been consistent the whole season so I am really impressed by him especially the mentality that he still has and the hunger to play and score goals.
“At 35 years of age that is not easy because I am 35 and, to be fair, I am a bit tired of football and I need sometimes off to rest, but he seems like he is still enjoying playing football and that he feels good on the pitch. It’s good for the club and I hope that he will continue to be fit and will perform like he has been for most of the season. I admire his presence. He is good with the ball and he is good in the build-ups and of course, when he is in the box he is a threat. To be fair he was never counting on speed as a player and that is a positive sign that he can do well again next year.”
Jose Mourinho has previously stated that he’d love Ibrahimovic to stay for another season and he’ll be trying everything he can to tie Zlatan down at Old Trafford. Just like the best sports betting offers and casino bonuses, Mourinho will want to get the most out of Ibrahimovic and he is expected to stay for at least another year.
He’s been a vital member of the squad at United this season on and off the pitch and there’s no doubt that he’s proven the fine wine theory as he’s only improved his game as he’s gotten older.