Jamie Carragher makes prediction about Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Man United
The Liverpool legend admits Zlatan Ibrahimovic's immediate success at Manchester United has taken him by surprise
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will win silverware with Manchester United, according to Jamie Carragher.
The former Sweden international moved to Manchester United in a free transfer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer after winning his fourth successive top-flight title in France.
Ibrahimovic has wasted no time making an impact in the Premier League after a return of 13 goals in 19 games in the 2016-17 season so far ahead of the visit of Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Ominously for Jurgen Klopp’s side, the 34-year-old has scored 12 times in his last 12 games in all competitions, although he missed their wins over Reading and Hull City due to illness.
Ibrahimovic has won 29 trophies in a career that has seen the striker represent European giants such as Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG before moving to Manchester United.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Carragher made some frank admissions about his preconceived ideas about Ibrahimovic and backed the towering striker to achieve success at Old Trafford.
“When United signed him, I knew he would be a good addition but I never foresaw it being for more than 12 months. I never expected he and Wayne Rooney would become a partnership and it is testament to his professionalism that United are already prepared to activate the second year of his contract.
“Illness forced him to miss the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final with Hull in midweek, but his physical condition is remarkable and you only have to look at the goals he scored against Manchester City and Everton earlier in the season to see how agile he is.
“Before Christmas, I described Zlatan as being the best signing of 2016. He has won 29 major honours in his career and, the way he is performing, you can see him taking that figure beyond 30 before his time in Manchester is over.
“Yet his immediate target is Liverpool. Now when I sit down to watch him I understand what all the fuss is about. Now, unlike in 2001, I’m worried about everything he can do.”