Zlatan Ibrahimovic names one Man United positive after 1-1 draw at Everton
The Manchester United striker was pleased that Jose Mourinho's side managed to avoid defeat at Everton
Zlatan Ibrahimovic managed to name one positive after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park.
The Red Devils appeared to be edging towards a much-needed Premier League victory after the 35-year-old Swedish striker scored a first-half goal to break the deadlock on the blue half of Merseyside.
However, Manchester United substitute Marouane Fellaini brought down Idrissa Gueye with a minute remaining to allow Everton defender Leighton Baines to equalise from the penalty spot.
The 20-time English champions have drawn their last three Premier League games following 1-1 stalemates with title rivals Arsenal, West Ham United and Everton.
While Ibrahimovic was understandably disappointed with to succumb to another Premier League stalemate, the summer signing was pleased that Manchester United managed to avoid a defeat at Everton.
“The positive is we don’t lose the match,” Ibrahimovic told United’s website.
“That’s the positive. We know we need to win. You want to reach the Champions League and win the competition [the league title], and you need to get three points to do that.”
The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season under Louis van Gaal.
Jose Mourinho was appointed as Van Gaal’s successor in May despite the Red Devils winning the FA Cup at Wembley.