Charlie Nicholas: Why this Man United star will score against Anderlecht

Charlie Nicholas is backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to fire Manchester United to victory over Anderlecht

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Photo: Adidas

Charlie Nicholas is backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to fire Manchester United to victory against Anderlecht in Thursday night’s Europa League clash.

The veteran striker has been Manchester United’s top performer in front of goal this season and has netted 28 times in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s men.

The 35-year-old started on the bench for the Red Devils as Manchester United secured an impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

And former Arsenal star Nicholas feels that Ibrahimovic is well-placed to fire Mourinho’s men into the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Nicholas told Sky Sports News HQ: “Anderlecht will have to come out and play and I just think that man Zlatan will step up for them and prove he is the main man after watching Marcus Rashford take the plaudits at the weekend.”

Manchester United, who are currently fifth in the Premier League, head into the clash at Old Trafford on the back of the 1-1 draw in Belgium last week.

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The Red Devils know that they will secure a spot in next season’s Champions League if they win the Europa League this season – even if they miss out on a place in the top four.

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