Man United legend claims new signing can win them the title
Bryan Robson is backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to have a big impact at Manchester United next season
Bryan Robson is confident that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can fire Manchester United to the Premier League title in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge at the club.
The 34-year-old striker is gearing up for his first taste of Premier League football after joining the Red Devils on a free transfer earlier in the summer following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.
Ibrahimovic has been enjoying a summer holiday in America as he recharges his batteries ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
And former United star Robson feels that the veteran forward could end up having as big an impact as Robin van Persie during the Dutchman’s first season at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Speaking to MUTV, Robson said: “Zlatan is 34 and it would have been nice to get him at 28 or 29, something like that, but the way he played for PSG last year showed he has a lot to offer still and he looks really fit.
“I think back to Sir Alex’s last year when everybody talked about Robin van Persie’s age and his injuries when he joined, but he won us the title with his goals that season. Hopefully Zlatan can do the same.
“He will take the pressure off Wayne Rooney as well. Every time we’ve had a bad result the excuse is that Wayne didn’t play particularly well.
“The pressure has always been on him to perform and Zlatan will take that away from Wayne a wee bit, so Wayne can relax and enjoy his game.”
United finished fifth in the Premier League table and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal.
The Red Devils moved quickly to bring in Mourinho just days after the end of the season on a three-year contract.