Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he is disappointed with his start at Manchester United but promised that things will start to work soon.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) June 30, 2016
He got off to a good start scoring four goals in his first four Premier League matches but then went six league games without scoring again before he finally found the back of the net twice against Swansea last weekend.
With United down at sixth in the league Ibrahimovic has said that he did not expect to find the English league so challenging. Speaking to Inside United about his start with the team he said, “I think I could have scored a couple more goals than I have done – I missed pretty good chances which I didn’t see myself doing. But it’s a different game here [in England].”
He said that when you play in the Premier League there is “no team controlling it, it’s back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. That’s the way the game is, you have to get used to it.”
However, he said that while he knows that he and the team can do more he is generally happy with his performance.
He said that the team is a close-knit group and he is sure that in time they will bring out the best in him. Furthermore, he said that the team has the quality and experience it needs but that it just needs “to find the ‘click’ where we find each other.”
Despite the mixed start to the season he said that Manchester is his favourite city of his playing career to date and joked that the only landmark he wanted to see in Paris was himself. He added that in four years he didn’t go to see the Eiffel Tower and suggested that they change it for a statue of himself.