Thierry Henry: This goal highlights why Man United player is a true great
The Arsenal legend heaps praise on Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his equaliser in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Liverpool
Thierry Henry says Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s equaliser in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday highlights why the striker will go down as a true great.
Liverpool were within six minutes of extinguishing Manchester United’s slim hopes of winning the Premier League title this season after James Milner broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the first half at Old Trafford.
However, Ibrahimovic reacted quickest when Marouane Fellaini’s header hit the crossbar and the former Sweden international managed to somehow glance the ball past Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from close range.
The 34-year-old has defied his critics to score a remarkable 14 goals in 20 games in his first season in the Premier League after his free transfer to Manchester United from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Speaking during Sky Sports’s Monday Night Football show, former Arsenal striker Henry stated that Ibrahimovic’s equaliser was just another example of the centre-forward’s true greatness.
“What a finish. That is why he will go down as one of the best in history. How did he put that back on target? I don’t know,” Henry said.
Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.