Ryan Giggs: Manchester United players need to help Zlatan Ibrahimovic

by Tanveer Arayan


Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United players need to finally step up and help Zlatan Ibrahimovic score goals this season.

The big Swede has been a vital player at Old Trafford this season scoring 16 of their 43 Premier League goals this term and another 11 in other competitions.

However, he’s been heavily linked with a summer move as plenty of clubs have been interested in acquiring his services, especially after his incredible season in the Premier League.

Speaking about the situation, Giggs insists others in the team must contribute to scoring goals.

“The problem isn’t whether Ibrahimovic stays or goes, it’s where they are going to get the goals from everywhere else,” he said.

“Rather than concentrating on Ibrahimovic being here or not, the others need to step up.

“They’re getting in those positions, but it’s concentration when it falls for you.

“You can’t just rely on one person because they can have an off day. Leicester last year. OK, Jamie Vardy scored a lot of goals, but Riyad Mahrez got 17. That’s what you need.

“That’s how the United teams I played in were like. I’d chip in with seven or eight, Becks would, Scholesy would. Four centre forwards would. The centre halves. Denis Irwin too. The goals came from everywhere.”

Jose Mourinho has been critical of his creative players this season as they’ve failed to remain clinical in front of goal as United’s job of getting back into the Champions League has just continuously gotten harder.

Giggs believes other players need to score and he’s hit the nail on the head, as Ibrahimovic has often looked isolated up front as the only player truly scoring goals.

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