Zlatan Ibrahimovic can bring the swagger back to Manchester United when he inevitably signs for the Red Devils this summer.
The Swedish striker, who failed to score a single goal during his side’s involvement at the European Championship this summer, looks set to join the Jose Mourinho era once his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.
Ibrahimovic could be just the man to bring the confidence and belief back to Old Trafford after three difficult years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
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Since Ferguson retired, United have struggled for reasons to hold their head up high, with both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal failing to deliver the same sort of success that both the board of directors and supporters had come to expect.
Even last season’s FA Cup triumph, where Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard struck to see off a resilient Crystal Palace, was marred by a campaign that begun with Champions League football and ended with United in fifth – and the prospect of the Europa League looming large.
Star players such as Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, and Bastian Schweinsteiger were meant to bring the glory days back, but all three were or are below par, with Di Maria and Falcao failing to survive beyond a single season.
However, all of that could be about to change, with Ibrahimovic now set to sign on at the Theatre of Dreams this summer.
For all the criticism for his failure to ever lift the Champions League, and for all the doubts over his capabilities having spent the past four years in France, Ibrahimovic still remains one of the most ruthless players in world football.
The Swede is now PSG’s highest goalscorer of all time, surpassing Portugal legend Pauleta’s total of 109 goals, and he helped the French club win four consecutive league titles during his four years in the French capital.
Ibrahimovic may not have won Europe’s top club competition, but he has conquered every league he has played in, with winners medals also being collected in spells with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, and AC Milan throughout his illustrious career.
His feud with Pep Guardiola is also another reason why he will instantly boost United supporters, with the 34-year-old famously falling out with the Spaniard during their year at the Nou Camp together.
Landing such a marquee name will fill United fans with hope that their three years of difficulties are finally coming to an end.
Ibrahimovic could also be the perfect tutor for the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford who, despite their obvious qualities, still need to integrate consistency into their game.
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