Man United need to get used to winning ways: Ibrahimovic

Manchester, Aug 20 (IANS) Newly-signed Manchester United’s star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said the English Premier League football giants need to develop a winning habit after masterminding a 2-0 victory over Southampton.

The Swedish striker scored a brace in the 2-0 Premier League victory on Friday after scoring in their first match against Bournemouth last week.

“For me, if the goal is early or late, it’s the same thing – in the end it’s the three points that counts. If I score, Paul scores, whoever scores, for me it doesn’t matter,” Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Friday.

“I’m happy for the team. Two games, two wins. We are becoming better and better and the first game at home, we win it. It’s a good start – we need to get used to winning because the mental part is important, not just the physical part, so we’re happy.”

Despite the promising start to the era of new coach Jose Mourinho, Ibrahimovic insisted that United remain a work in progress.

“I’m new in the team, I’m only here not even a month. Paul Pogba also needs to get to know the players and I need to get to know everybody and the way we play, the simple things on and off the pitch.”

“Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also new so we need to get used to the philosophy and the culture. Everything is new, it’s like a big parcel – we need to put the parcel together and then we’ll work through everything,” the former Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona player said.

–IANS

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