Zlatan on the ‘big man’…”Man Utd are always a team to beat”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened up about the current state of Manchester United.
Manchester United is England’s top ‘prestige’ club. It is steeped in tradition and, under Sir Alex Ferguson, dominated Europe. During Ferguson’s 27-year reign, the Premier League (PL) was dominated by United. During that time, the club won 13 league titles and more than 20 domestic titles, including the English FA Cup and English Football League Cup (EFL Cup). The club has also won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) twice, making it one of the most dominant soccer clubs in the world beyond England.
It’s also produced countless stars. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is considered the greatest player of all time alongside Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, and many others had their best years at United.
But since Ferguson’s departure, the club has been on a downward spiral. David Moyes took over his legacy, but the club finished seventh in the league in 2013-14. Since then, big names like Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have passed the baton and tried to turn the club around, but failed.
Even the “legends” were not enough. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at the helm of the club for almost three years, including as an acting manager, and failed to win a single title. He showed some promise, but his limitations were clear, and the club couldn’t go any further.
Then, last season, they rebounded a bit. Coach Erik ten Haag, who came over from Ajax, pushed for a regime change and changed the colors of the club. United finished third in the league, qualified for the UCL, and beat Newcastle United in the EFL Cup, lifting the trophy for the first time in six years.
So this season, even more was expected of United. But so far, they haven’t lived up to the hype at all. New signings such as Rasmus Hojbjerg, Mason Mount, and Sofiane Amrabat have been so-so, and the team has a dismal record of three wins and four losses in seven games (nine points) in the league.카지노사이트
Ibrahimovic has spoken out about his team’s struggles. According to the Mirror, he said, “Ajax and United are different. I’ve been at both clubs. There is a difference in discipline. Ajax is a talented club, they have promising resources. But they don’t have a star player. What is Van Gaal’s experience? He has worked with young players, and then he came to United. You have to have a different mentality. You can’t treat them the same.”
“How much time should you give a manager? It depends on the hierarchy. But if you listen to the fans, you realize that they don’t have much time. They are used to winning. United should always win. They’ve been winning every minute. But now they’ve lost to their ‘neighbors’ Manchester City. Everyone is to blame for this situation,” he added.