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Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2017-18 Performances

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7 Appearances
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  1. Jan 23, 2018

    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box

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    What's the story with him? Is he injured?
    Seems a bit of waste of a contract considering he's played a handful of times and hasn't contributed much this season
  2. Jan 23, 2018

    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Yeah, injured before Christmas. Expected back in early Feb, IIRC.

    Could still have an impact though. Wouldn't write him off.
  3. Jan 23, 2018

    SwedishFish New Member

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    He's not injured, It's more that he has taken a leave to build his fitness as he wasn't happy with his fitness levels after making the comeback.
    From what I've read he has been building his fitness with extra shifts in the gym with personal coaches etc.
    I think he could still have an impact if he can return to the fold feeling stronger than earlier.
    There will be a lot of games towards the end of the season where we would need a striker for back-up.
    With the type of football that we're playing It's not likely that Alexis Sanchez will be playing as a striker and Martial, Rashford isn't really suited to playing as a CF either at the moment.
    Fingers crossed that he can make a good return, he deserves it.
  4. Jan 23, 2018

    Adisa Full Member

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    He isn't injured.
    Mourinho said he wasn't happy with his fitness.
  5. Jan 23, 2018

    glazed Full Member

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    He was making Romelu sad.
  6. Jan 23, 2018

    Sigma Full Member

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    Kind of off topic but Cazorla has a dog called Zlatan :lol:

  7. Jan 23, 2018

    whatwha Where's my diarrhea damnit

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    He's more or less done at the highest level, I think. No use in keeping him around on mega wages.
  8. Jan 23, 2018

    BluesJr Full Member

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    CL winning goal, that's all we need from him.
  9. Jan 23, 2018

    royboy16 Full Member

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    Is that tattoo on his back ?
  10. Jan 23, 2018

    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    He was so far off the pace when he returned something had to be done, and an 'injury' is fine, hope he's enjoying himself, he deserves it for what he's done.

    Next season though we really need a viable backup for Rom.
  11. Jan 23, 2018

    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    No question of him staying on beyond the summer, but hopefully he can get to the right level for some good performances later on.

    It may well pan out a little like last year where we prioritise the cups late on, so he may be needed to start league games.
  12. Jan 24, 2018

    Bastian Full Member

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    I'd like to see him play a part in the coming months. Hope he can reach the required fitness levels. And hope Jose stops trying to field him in the same line-up as Lukaku. Rom could do with a rest here and there.
  13. Jan 24, 2018

    RC89 Full Member

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    I think it's his forearm
  14. Jan 24, 2018

    Greck Full Member

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    Personally think we're better even with a misfiring Lukaku. Ibra plays like he thinks he's the #10, #8 and #9. Also seems to think he's a better playmaker/midfield dictator than he really is
  15. Jan 24, 2018

    lococol New Member

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    When is he due back?
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    Bastian Full Member

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    I think it's impossible to judge him on those few appearances this season if he wasn't fit enough. With Lukaku, I think it's just a matter of necessity, he can't be playing every single game.

    It might not be likely, but I do hope he returns to full fitness. Bit a mare with his career with us fizzling out like this.
  17. Jan 24, 2018

    Greck Full Member

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    Was actually talking about his last season's performances. Yes I know what his stats looks like
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Grant you that he slowed us down, but I also think he brought the team something it was lacking, a spine. 28 goals wasn't bad either. And he bruised quite a few defenders. He's better at holding up the ball than Romelu (judging by last season). Again, if he can regain the same level of fitness, he'd be a very good option coming from the bench when we're leading, giving Rom a bit of a rest IMV.
  19. Jan 26, 2018

    Gandalf Greyhame Full Member

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    What's the status? Can he come off the bench against Yeovil?
  20. Jan 26, 2018

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    I have a feeling he’s going to do something amazing this season. Like the winner in the Champions League final when we get there.
  21. Jan 26, 2018

    King.of.Red New Member

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    Amen. It will be great moment to close his career playing for United. :drool:
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    Honestly, I feel like that would be the only way to salvage his time at the club. Otherwise I think he'll be forgotten. Hasn't convinced that many despite having a strong first season, which was ruined a bit early mostly because Mourinho overused Ibra and all his energy got 'drained' way too fast.

    I hope he'll have a magical last couple of months in the PL, but I also know it's wishful thinking.

    The only 'positive' thing with him 'resting' now is that he will have a lot of energy, could even last for one or two more seasons. As far as I know his entire pro-career has been 50+ matches per season, so this could maybe mean that he prolongs the career in the highest level. But that all depends of course on if he'll ever fully recover from the injury.
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  23. Jan 28, 2018

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    Apparently he is here in Macedonia. Some web tabloid just published a photo of him taken with some fans in a restaurant, they say he might be here hunting. However take that with a pinch of salt.
  24. Jan 28, 2018

    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    With all the chat about Sanchez this last couple of weeks i actually forgot he played for us.

    Can’t really see a scenario where i want him starting games for us. Has to be Lukaku first choice or for certain types of games Sanchez leading the line
  25. Jan 28, 2018

    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    It was excellent to see him get back again, and at least he scored that goal when he returned.

    Most likely came in too quickly though, but hopefully he has some role to play near the end of the season.

    You could quite easily see us prioritising cups later on, meaning we'd need him to start some league games. Hopefully he can do more than just start.
  26. Jan 28, 2018

    F1D New Member

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    It's legit, he`s in Stip with his son.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    Yes apparently in Stip, that's what the source claimed. You are from Macedonia? Anything else that wasn't reported about his trip here?
  28. Jan 28, 2018

    F1D New Member

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    Yes I am. He told some kids that he's on a hunting trip and is leaving on Tuesday.
  29. Jan 29, 2018

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    Close ? , he wont finish playing football for us , he will go to the US and reading reports he could well go in this window.
  30. Jan 29, 2018

    haram Full Member

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    Him and Mkhi leaving basically covers Sanchez’ wages.
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    glazed Full Member

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    If Zlatan isn't here on a pay per play then Ed wants his bumps feeling.