Jamie Carragher: This charismatic Man United star has impressed me

Jamie Carragher explains why he thinks Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been the signing of the year for Manchester United

Jamie Carragher has picked Zlatan Ibrahimovic as his signing of the year after his arrival at Manchester United in the summer.

The Sweden international is currently getting to grips with life at Old Trafford after joining the Red Devils on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer.

There had been doubts about the 35-year-old’s ability to cope with the rigours of the Premier League due to him being in the twilight years of his career.

However, the striker has proved his critics wrong by scoring 11 goals in the Premier League for Jose Mourinho’s men and being a regular fixture in the Manchester United side.

And Liverpool legend Carragher has been very impressed by what he has seen from Ibrahimovic since his arrival at Old Trafford in the summer.

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail, Carragher said: “In a year in which we saw the transfer record broken, the best acquisition is the one that arrived at Manchester United for no fee.

“I felt critics looked at Ibrahimovic, when he was dominating in Serie A and Ligue 1, with an element of suspicion because he didn’t do it in the Champions League.

“Things started to change when he scored four against England for Sweden during a friendly in November 2012, but now he has arrived in the Premier League, he hasn’t let us down, with 16 goals in 25 games.

“You cannot dispute he is box office. He is charismatic, powerful and a scorer of all kinds of goals. Zlatan has shown us why he has won 29 major honours — including 11 league titles — during his glittering career.”

Ibrahimovic will be expecting to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Sunderland on Boxing Day.

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