Wilkins: Ibrahimovic is lacking confidence

Wilkins: Ibrahimovic is lacking confidence


Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic lacks confidence having gone six games without a goal.

The Swede is suffering his worst goal drought in six years having failed to score in six games and the former United man believes that the striker is short of confidence.

“Zlatan looks like he’s suffering from a lack of confidence,” he told ‘Sky Sports’.

“He doesn’t look as if he’s very confident when he’s in on goal. There was a fantastic give-and-go that he did with Paul Pogba (against Burnley) and I thought if he’d just rip through the ball then he must score.

“But he didn’t. He tried to side-foot it and it went for a corner-kick. At the start of the season he was smashing those in.

“He scored 52 in 50 games last year. He’s a phenomenal centre-forward and I was delighted when United bought him.

“But the Premier League is not an easy division. We have seen the coaches saying it – even Pep Guardiola – that every game is different.

“At Old Trafford, against Burnley, United would be expected to take three points. They’ve dropped further behind the big boys and it’s a setback. It wasn’t the best result”.

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