Browsing Tag

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Making His Mark

I was skeptical when Manchester United signed Edinson Cavani on a free transfer. Then again, the last time we signed a long-haired Paris Saint-Germain goal machine with a big reputation but was on the wrong side of 30 and had never played in England before, it worked out pretty well.

Cavani might not hit Zlatan Ibrahimović’s remarkable 28-goal tally during the 2016-2017 season, but his impact has still been profound. From scoring timely goals to being a model professional for the team’s many young players, El Matador has been a fantastic signing. He’s the best offensive header I’ve seen at United in years — he’s currently second in the Premiership in headed goals despite playing less than half as many minutes as league leader Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Heck, he’s arguably the best #7 they’ve had since Cristiano Ronaldo left town.


He Cost Us F—king Zero. He Gave Us Lots of Goals (and the League Cup).

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he had signed with Manchester United, I figured he’d be good for a few great goals, a bunch of arrogant quotes and, a whole lot of moments where he came up short, thereby confirming the long-held belief that he couldn’t play in England.

I was right about the first two things. As for the third thing, I’ve never been happier to be wrong.