Stan Collymore: Why Man United signing is overrated

The former Liverpool striker hasn't been impressed with Zlatan Ibrahimovic so far this season

Stan Collymore says Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is overrated.

The former Sweden international teed up Juan Mata for the home side’s second-half winner in a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night.

Ibrahimovic hasn’t scored a Premier League goal since he found the net in the second half of their 2-1 loss to Pep Guardiola’s side at Old Trafford in September.

The 35-year-old made an impressive start to life in England after the powerful striker scored four times in his first four games in all competitions.

However, Ibrahimovic has now scored just two goals in his last 10 appearances for the 20-time English champions.

Former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker Collymore isn’t surprised to see Ibrahimovic struggling in the Premier League.

“Zlatan [is overated]. I thought he was going to go on and get his 25-35 goals this season,” Collymore told BBC Radio Five Live.

“The worry is always that he is 35 and he is coming from a league where to be perfectly honest, I could probably still score goals now.”

Collymore added: “You’re looking for him to be a little more industrious. You want him to lead the line with a little more aggression.”

Ibrahimovic scored 38 times in 32 Ligue 1 games last season as he helped Paris Saint-Germain retain their Ligue 1 title.

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The Red Devils will host promoted side Burnley in their next Premier League game at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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