Zlatan Ibrahimovic: This aspect of Man United life is killing me

The Swedish veteran admits Manchester United's participation in the Europa League is killing him

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that Manchester United’s involvement in the Europa League is “killing” the Swedish striker.

The 35-year-old centre-forward scored the Red Devils’ second goal in their 2-0 victory over Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine on Thursday night to book their place in the Europa League last 32.

Ibrahimovic has scored three times and has made two assists in five Europa League group-stage fixtures to help Manchester United to secure their progress in Europe’s second-tier competition.

The former AC Milan and Juventus striker has failed to achieve glory in Europe despite winning Eredivisie, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A titles during a decorated club career so far.

However, Ibrahimovic has revealed that playing in Europe’s second-tier competition is taking its toll on the veteran striker’s body.

“We don’t have a lot of rest because these Thursdays are killing you, especially me,” Ibrahimovic told The Daily Mail.

“I am not used to playing Thursdays and now we have one day less to recover.

“We have to get back to work and play the new game on Sunday.”

Ibrahimovic moved to Manchester United on a free transfer from Ligue 1 champions PSG in the summer transfer window.

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Th Red Devils star scored five times in five games ahead of the visit of Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

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