Soccer Pundit Martin Keown opines that Swede striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could turn a fallen giant next year.
The former Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG striker scored a last gasp penalty as Man United forced a draw at Old Trafford against Everton.
United have relied solely on the striker for goals this season. While he has netted 27 times already, the club has struggled without him. Keown insists that Ibrahimovic would struggle to deliver the goods next year if the player decides to continue.
“It was very predictable. You look at Ibrahimovic, he’s 35 and he looked it tonight [against Everton]. He’s been suspended for the last couple of games and he didn’t pick up to the pace tonight. United have to go out and sign a striker in the summer,” the former Arsenal defender added.
Tony Cottee refuses to criticize Jose Mourinho for making a comment on Chelsea’s brand of Football as he reckons it is just gamesmanship shown by the Portuguese coach and if he is able to put any kind of influence on Antonio Conte through his words, it would be a success for him.
Mourinho had recently tried to give the impression that he didn’t rate Chelsea that much as a team because of their reluctance to come on the attack.
The Red Devils’ boss was very manipulative with his comment though and actually complimented his former side by labelling them good, but, one could easily read between his words and understand that he was actually trying to mock Conte & Co there.
Wayne Rooney is a player that in the past few weeks has been in the spotlight more than usual as the Manchester United player was spotted at The Grove hotel in Hertfordshire late at night drinking and Rooney even made an unscheduled appearance at a wedding reception.
Pictures were leaked where Rooney was seen doing inappropriate things with the wedding guests where he was not even believed to be invited to. All of this occurred during an international break at the team hotel of England which was The Grove hotel.
The representatives of Wayne Rooney responded to all of these recent issues as they released a statement which read:
Wayne Rooney is not playing the same influential role that he did with Manchester United some time ago and there are rumors floating around suggesting that the English attacker has been given the ticket to leave Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho gave Rooney the green light to exit if he wants to.
Ever since Jose Mourinho arrived to Manchester United a few months ago on May of the ongoing year, the relevance that Wayne Rooney has with the Premier League has significantly dropped as he is spending more time on the sidelines.
Wayne Rooney has become a target for Manchester United’s poor performances of late and this resulted in the England captain being dropped for the key game against Leicester City.
Rooney has been an ever present United star in the last decade. Even though there have been occasions where he has been dropped for poor form even by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, Rooney has always bounced back strongly. This time around, former United captain Bryan Robson feels that there has been no reason and justification behind the criticism of Rooney. United have struggled in the last couple of weeks to match the zest they had in the opening few games of the campaign.