Ander Herrera: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been fantastic at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Ander Herrera believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been fantastic at Manchester United this season under Jose Mourinho.

The 35-year-old has silenced critics at Old Trafford this campaign, with 24 goals in all competitions, including 15 in the Premier League.

There were doubts over whether he’d be able to cope with the intensity of the Premier League, but he’s done a brilliant job of conquering the mainstage in England.

Speaking about his impact, Herrera has revealed Ibrahimovic is central to Jose Mourinho‘s plans.

“He is the target for us,” he said. “He has great height, he holds the ball up and he has the fantasy to resolve the play like he did at Blackburn.

“It was fantastic to get him because sometimes opponents are scared of him and the rest of us take advantage of that. We get more space, more second ball. We have got one of the best in the world.

“He is a strange case, a one-off. When he takes his shirt off and you see his body, he looks 28 or 29. Sometimes, I ask him what he does to continue to play the way he is doing because this is something I’d like to copy.

“He is so lucky with his DNA and we are so lucky to have him.”

It’s incredible to think of what United have achieved so far, and with heading into the weekend’s showpiece with just one defeat since early November, a nice piece of early silverware would be brilliant.

Hopes are they can maintain their current form and as Herrera has stated, Zlatan’s inclusion up front can help lead United to victory in London.

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