Despite reports of him saying that PSG are a stronger side than Manchester United, world class striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said the feeling in the camp of the Red Devils is fantastic, and they are looking to defeat Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s Feyenoord team. United face Feyeenoord on Thursday knowing a win would be a massive step in their dream of making it to the next round of the Europa League.
United are currently placed third in Group A of Europe’s second tier competition, level on points with their opponents and a point behind Femerbache, who occupy top spot. The Swede has been in the news for wrong reasons recently, after a quote was credited to him saying his former team are stronger than his current team.
Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a mixed start to his Old Trafford, scoring 7 goals in all competitions but also syluffered his worst league goalscoring drought for the past decade, which stood at six games until he scored a brace against Swansea penultimate weekend. Speaking to MUTV, the ex Sweden international said, “So far I have found United at the level of all the top clubs I have been at.”. “We are all working hard and have the right people in positions to help move the club forward.” he added. The charismatic centre forward has scored once in three Europa League appearances after joining United in the summer on a free transfer.
Criticisms has come in for Mourinho and his players, after an inconsistent run in recent games, which they have attributed to lack of quality in the squad. They are currently sixth on the league table on 19 points, nine points behind leaders, Chelsea. After a summer transfer spending spree, there is a palpable feeling of under-achievement at Old Trafford, something Ibrahimovic is quick to refute. They lost 1-0 to Thursday’s opponents in the first leg at De Kuip back in September and will be looking to make amends with a distinguished performance at Old Trafford.
The 20 time English champions play next in the league on Sunday against West Ham as they look to close the gap on the teams currently placed ahead of them on the log.