Zlatan Ibrahimovic states his prediction for Man United v Man City
Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks ahead to Manchester United's EFL Cup clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is convinced that he will be able to help Manchester United return to winning ways by beating Manchester City in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
Jose Mourinho’s men head into the game looking to bounce back from the severe disappointment of their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the Premier League.
United have not won in their last three Premier League outings and lost 2-1 to City when the two teams last met at Old Trafford in the Premier League earlier this season.
Ibrahimovic has been a regular fixture in the Manchester United side since his arrival at the club on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Indeed, the 35-year-old has started all nine of United’s Premier League games this season.
And the forward is hoping that his experience of big-game encounters will help Manchester United claim victory on Wednesday night and reach the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
Speaking to United Review, Ibrahimovic said: “We cannot go back and change the result, absolutely not, but we can make a difference in the upcoming game. We have an opportunity to play against City again, at home.
“We didn’t do good in the last game because we lost, obviously, but let’s change that for this game and win the game and go further in the cup. That’s what we want. We believe in ourselves and believe in what we are doing, that’s the main thing.
“They have good quality players, they know what they’re doing and what they need to do, but at the same time we know also what we need to do and what we are doing. It’s nice to play against good players because they are the games that you can bring out the maximum of yourself.
“Of course, everything is new for me [for the derby], I play the game and I saw how the game goes. It’s a rival game between two teams from the same city; one is light blue, one is red. You always want to be the boss of the city, of course,” he continued.
“I have big experience for these kinds of games; I’ve played all over Europe in similar games, the kind of games, let’s say, where the heat is. I came out as a winner many times in these moments so let’s hope this is another moment I can come out as a winner.”