Ian Wright: I had my doubts about Man United striker, he’s at his best now

The former Arsenal striker has conceded that he was a critic of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the start of the season

Ian Wright has conceded that he was a critic of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the start of the season but has admitted that the Manchester United striker has found his feet at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils signed the 35-year-old in a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the summer following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor.

Manchester United made a slow start to the season although Ibrahimovic scored five times in his opening four games in all competitions before enduring something of a dry spell in September and October.

However, Ibrahimovic has been in scintillating form over the past couple of months which the retired Swedish international capped with a triumph in the League Cup final on Sunday afternoon.

The former AC Milan and Barcelona striker has scored an incredible 26 goals and has made five assists in 38 games in all competitions since his switch from PSG.

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show, ex-Arsenal striker Wright lavished praise on Ibrahimovic.

“He is one person who can back up his confidence,” Wright said.

“I didn’t ever doubt he would score goals and the goals he scored early on in the season disguised the fact he wasn’t holding it up and linking up the play as well as he should have been.

“That was him getting used to the Premier League. He’s used to it now. He carried the team.”

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