Jamie Carragher reveals one regret about Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of Man United v Liverpool
The former Liverpool defender says it is a pity Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn't move to the Premier League in his peak
Jamie Carragher admits it is a pity that Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t move to the Premier League in his peak ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The former Sweden international moved to the Red Devils in a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the summer as Jose Mourinho made the striker his second signing following his appointment in May.
Ibrahimovic wasted no time leaving his mark on English football after the 34-year-old scored four times in his opening three games in all competitions, including a late winner in a 1-0 victory over defending Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley.
The former AC Milan and Juventus striker endured something of a dry spell during September and October but Ibrahimovic has since scored 12 goals in his last 12 appearances in all competitions.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, former Liverpool defender heaped praise on Ibrahimovic and revealed his one regret about the Manchester United striker ahead of the clash between Jurgen Klopp’s side and the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
“Really, he has been special all the way through his career. You don’t plunder the amount of goals he did in France for Paris Saint-Germain aged 34 if you are not special — he outscored Cristiano Ronaldo (50-42) in 2016 — and it’s a shame it has taken us so long to appreciate him,” Carragher told The Daily Mail.
“I look at him now and wish he had been in the Premier League as a 27-year-old in his peak.”