Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes refreshing Man United admission after Everton stalemate
The Manchester United signing would swap his goal for three points after Sunday's 1-1 stalemate at Everton
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he would happily swap his goal for three points after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Sunday.
The former Sweden international scored his eighth goal in 13 Premier League appearances at Goodison Park to break the deadlock in the first half.
However, Manchester United substitute Marouane Fellaini brought down Idrissa Gueye in the 89th minute to allow Leighton Baines to equalise from the penalty spot.
The Red Devils have remarkably drawn 1-1 in their last three Premier League games after stalemates with title rivals Arsenal, West Ham United and Everton.
Jose Mourinho’s side are already a staggering 13 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after 14 games in what has been a disappointing start to his reign.
Ibrahimovic, who moved to Manchester United in a free transfer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, urged his team-mates to keep fighting despite another disappointing result.
“I would be more confident if we were higher up in the table because that’s what we play for,” Ibrahimovic told United’s website.
“I went for the run in the space and got a fantastic ball from Martial. I saw the goalkeeper come out and I just tried to time it good and went to touch the ball. It hit the post, hit the bar and in the end it went in.
“I scored but in the end it only got me and the team one point. I would prefer not to score but win the game, that’s my way of thinking. We have to fight more and do more to get the three points we need.”
The Red Devils are nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.