Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ‘carrying’ Manchester United through the current campaign, according to Liverpool great Jamie Carragher.
The Swedish superstar, who joined the Red Devils on a free transfer last summer, took his tally for the season to 26 at the weekend.
Ibrahimovic scored a brace at Wembley to ensure United beat Southampton 3-2 in the EFL Cup final, and Carragher admits his performances have been ‘unbelievable’.
‘I think it’s unbelievable what we’re watching,’ Carragher said on Monday Night Football.
‘Zlatan throughout his career, there was always a feeling in England, that he was a flat track bully. He won everything in Italy but in Champions League games against English sides, it never quite happened.
‘But to think that after the age of 30, he’s got 200 goals. You think of Andriy Shevchenko, one of the best strikers in the world, he found it too difficult [in the Premier League].
‘I was thinking could he [Ibrahimovic] cope with the demand? He said he could and he’s been carrying Man United, one of the best clubs in the world, in a difficult position on the field.
‘We’re watching something special and you only wish he came earlier.’