Steven Gerrard issues warning to Man United about Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The former Liverpool captain believes Manchester United have become reliant on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Steven Gerrard has warned Jose Mourinho that Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs help up front after the striker scored twice in Manchester United’s 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening.

The former Sweden international took his tally to 11 goals in 16 games in the Premier League in the 2016-17 season after the 35-year-old centre-forward netted either side of half-time at The Hawthorns.

Ibrahimovic moved to the Red Devils in a free transfer from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window following Mourinho’s appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor at Old Trafford.

The veteran striker has now scored 10 times in his last nine games in all competitions to emphatically answer questions surrounding his suitability to the Premier League.

Former Liverpool captain Gerrard believes Manchester United need Ibrahimovic’s supporting cast to start producing more goals in case the Swedish striker should pick up an injury.

“Ibrahimovic needs more help. He’s in terrific form at the moment. The worry for Manchester United would be if he got an injury or if he had a dip in form,” Gerrard told BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show.

“Are there enough goals around him? The likes of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney do have to help him and chip in a bit more. They have to keep creating chances.”

The Red Devils are in sixth place in the Premier League table and a staggering 13 points behind current leaders Chelsea.

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