Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after drawing a blank against Burnley at the weekend, is now officially in his worst run of goalscoring form since 2007.
The 35-year-old, who joined Manchester United in the summer after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired, had 12 attempts at goal against the Clarets but couldn’t find a way past Tom Heaton.
Zlatan has now gone 540 minutes without a Premier League goal - or an assist, for that matter - and an increasing number of United fans now fear the experienced Swedish striker might not be cut out for life in England’s top flight at this late stage in his career.
Thierry Henry, working as a guest pundit on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football this week, was asked to give his thoughts on his former teammate’s plight.
Henry played alongside Ibrahimovic at Barcelona for a season - and the Frenchman believes Zlatan possesses the mentality required to deal with the situation.
Henry: Zlatan has the character to deal with it
"All the questions have been about Jose Mourinho and Wayne Rooney but now they are about Zlatan Ibrahimovic," Henry said on Sky Sports. "It's the first time he's found himself in this situation in his career.
"He's going to have to deal with it. I know he has the character and the ability to deal with it but it will be better for him if it happens sooner rather than later.”
Henry's prediction: Zlatan will deliver for United
Jamie Carragher then asked Henry whether his recent run of poor form will be affecting Ibrahimovic.
"Sometimes it's okay if you don't score but your team still wins but he knows he's had great opportunities to score goals in important games,” Henry added. "Yes, it does affect you but I would still back him to deliver for United because of the player he was and he is still.
"It hasn't happened for him recently for United, but he needs to find a way to score goals because they need that.
"Does it affect him? Yes, he's a human being but he has the right tools in his mind to recover from that."
Watch: Henry's assessment of Zlatan
Scroll to 4.40 in the video to watch Henry’s assessment of Zlatan…
Zlatan to start v Swansea?
Jose Mourinho, who became friends with Ibrahimovic during their time working together at Inter, is likely to rest the aging centre-forward for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Fenerbahce in Turkey.
He then faces a battle to regain his place in the starting line-up for next weekend’s Premier League match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
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