Pundit makes claim about Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho ahead of Man United clash
Ian Wright explains why he is backing Manchester United to win the FA Cup this season
Ian Wright believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho will be desperate to win the FA Cup in their first season at Manchester United.
The Red Devils will host Championship side Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday afternoon fresh from their EFL Cup semi-final.
Manchester United effortlessly dismissed Jaap Stam’s Reading side in the third round as Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s 249 goals for the Red Devils in a 4-0 win against the Championship outfit.
Rooney, of course, broke the all-time goal-scorer record at Manchester United last weekend after his late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
Mourinho signed his fellow perennial winner Ibrahimovic in a free transfer from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Speaking to The Sun Goals podcast, Wright tipped Manchester United to win the competition with Ibrahimovic and Mourinho in their ranks.
“I think Manchester United will win the FA Cup this year. They’ve got a strong squad and I think Mourinho really does want to win all the competitions,” Wright said.
“I think someone like Ibrahimovic will want to win it as well. They’ve got the squad to do it.”
Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table but 14 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.