Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened up about the pressures that come with leading the line at Manchester United.
The Swede, who arrived at the club in July, has netted 20 goals this season with his last coming during a 3-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League.
It was recently reported that Ibrahimovic, now 35, would be willing to remain at Old Trafford for another year if Man United reached the top four and Zlatan, speaking earlier this week, made it clear that at a club of United’s stature you have to keep up the right rhythm.
“If you represent a top club like Manchester United that has a great history, a great character, you feel the pressure,” Ibrahimovic said.
“You have to keep up the rhythm of the club and keep making history. At a top club like Manchester [United] the pressure is 24 hours.”
It is worth noting that this is a man who has, throughout his career, asserted himself in ruthless fashion at some of the world’s biggest clubs. You would think that, at such a ripe age, the Swede would want to see out the rest of his days in lucrative semi-retirement.
Then again, Zlatan is a far cry from your regular 35-year-old striker; still as bustling as ever, with that unmistakeable air of arrogance and pomp, he chose his biggest test for last, and all supporters will agree that the Swede has silenced the doubters since arriving.