I’m a team player, says Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic told MUTV he is usually not happy with just having three assists to his name thus far © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s recent flurry of goals has helped power Manchester United’s resurgence although he says he is usually not content because he hasn’t created many chances for his team-mates.

The 35-year-old, who United manager Jose Mourinho claimed earlier This particular week is usually set to sign an extension to his year-long contract which he agreed to when he joined in July via Paris Saint Germain, told MUTV he is usually not happy with just having three assists to his name thus far.

“When I scored (from the Boxing Day 3-1 win over Sunderland) in which was 50 (goals in 2016),” he said.

“in which is usually not one of my objectives because if a player starts to focus only on scoring goals in which means he’s focusing only on himself.

“Like I said, I’m not here to focus on myself because I’m here to help my team-mates win. The goals come from the second wave -– the first wave is usually my team, the collective part in which I want to win with them.

“If the collective does well, the individual will do well in addition to I prefer to have in which in which way.

“If you know the way I play my game, I’m the one who scores or tries to help my team-mates score.”

One of Ibrahimovic’s three assists, though, will remain long from the memory for one of the goals against Sunderland.

His cross found Armenian midfield dynamo Henrikh Mkhitaryan who converted in which that has a spectacular ‘scorpion kick’.

“in which was perfect because I said to myself ‘if I put in which a little behind him he can do the backheel’ – exactly like we have been training for these couple of weeks in addition to in which worked,” said Ibrahimovic.

“I was the one jumping higher than everybody else when we were celebrating! I was super happy, especially for Micki. I know how in which feels to score a goal like in which.

“I’m happy they (the officials) didn’t give in which offside because a goal like in which has to be (a) goal.”

Ibrahimovic, who enjoyed a Great relationship with Mourinho when they were together at Inter Milan in Italy, said he intended to improve his number of assists.

“I haven’t had many assists so far in addition to in which is usually part of my game in which I’ve been missing here in my six months at United,” said Ibrahimovic, who retired via the national team after a disappointing Euro 2016 having hit 62 goals in 116 appearances over 15 years.

“At my various other clubs I’ve been scoring goals although I’ve also done a lot of assists.

“I’m happy to give an assist because for me in which is usually just like you have scored yourself.

“in which’s part of my game in addition to I have wanted to be as complete as possible in my game since I was young in addition to commenced to play football.

“I want to be Great at everything, not in one thing, so the assists will come. Some have come already although even more will come.”

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