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Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives advice to Man United after Solskjaer sacking

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The Swedish star believes Man United must let go of their glorious past and only focus on the future.

Following a move from Paris Sanit-Germain in 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic spent two seasons at Manchester United. The striker featured in 53 games for the Red Devils, scoring 29 goals and providing ten assists. He finally left the club to join LA Galaxy in 2018, two years before returning to Europe by joining Milan.

In a new interview, the Sweden international has spoken about what he believes is Man United’s biggest problem.

“They talk too much about the past,” he told the Guardian when asked about Man United.

“When I went there I said: ‘I’m here to focus on the present and to make my own story.’ But when you have too much it becomes like a loop.

“You have to think about the present or you should go to a hospital and clean your head.”

Reflecting on his time at Man United, Ibrahimovic says he has fond memories of his time at Old Trafford.

 “I had a great experience in England. Manchester United are an amazing club and we won a couple of trophies [the League Cup and the Europa League],” he said.

“The quality is overrated in a technical way. But the Premier League has different qualities – the pace, the rhythm. You can be the best player in the world but if you cannot handle that pace and rhythm [you won’t succeed].

“In Spain, France, Italy, the technique is better. That’s why there are so many foreigners in the Premier League. They bring the technical [aspect].”

Man United are searching for a new manager after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013, the club has struggled for consistency, changing four managers in the process. 

The Red Devils are reportedly considering a move for PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino. However, they might hire an interim boss until the summer before they finalize a summer deal for the Argentine.