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    Zlatan ‘expects more’ from Manchester United team-mates

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    Babatunde Akinsola
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    Manchester United frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he “expects more” from his team-mates after Thursday’s 1-0 win over Zorya Luhansk.

    zlatan-rooneyIbrahimovic headed in at the far post after Wayne Rooney’s bobbled shot off his knee was tipped into the striker’s path with 20 minutes to go at Old Trafford.

    The Europa League strike took the Swede’s tally to six goals in 10 games, but his efforts have still not impressed former United striker Michael Owen.

    “It was not an easy game, but we played well. We created some chances but when you don’t score in the beginning the spaces get smaller and smaller,” said Ibrahimovic.

    “You have to find a way to score the first one and then there becomes more space, but by then we had only 15 minutes.

    He said: “I mean, if you wanna go through then you have to win the game. We won, but I think we could do much more.

    “I expect more, much more from the team. But we’re working hard and against Leicester, we had a good game, today we had a good game. We couldn’t score as we did against Leicester but we won.

    “This is good for the confidence. If we continue like this, step it up a little bit more then yeah, we’ll do good.

    “We play as a a team and we are trying. Sometimes you create a lot, sometimes you create less. The important thing is that you create chances and then when they come along you have to be focused to score them.”

    BT Sport pundit Owen criticised United’s free-transfer signing from PSG though.

    “His movement disappoints me a bit,” pundit Owen told BT Sport. “He just stands a lot. Because of his height he gets away with it.”


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