Wright on how Ibrahimovic has won over his doubters

Date published: Tuesday 27th December 2016 12:15

Ian Wright thinks Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now adapted his game to the Premier League.

Following a promising start to the season, the Swede went through a dry spell without scoring before picking up where he left off to fire the Red Devils to four consecutive Premier League victories.

United’s latest victory against Sunderland means they are now only four points off the Champions League places after looking like they could be cut adrift.

Wright admits Ibrahimovic’s wobble midway through the first half of the season left many wondering if he would be a success at United.

“People did doubt him at the start, and there were games when you saw him give up possession too easily on the ball,” Wright said, speaking on Match of the Day.

“He was falling over a little too easily while getting used to [the Premier League].”

However, Wright now thinks Ibrahimovic – who is now on 12 Premier League goals for the season – has adapted his play to suit the league and is thriving.

Wright added: “The quality that he has got once he has people running off him, he got himself into positions today, you look at [Lamine] Kone, couldn’t get near him.”

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