English Premiership

Zlatan rues missed opportunity

2016-10-18 22:39
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he should have scored against Liverpool on Monday night but felt a 0-0 draw was a good result.

The 35-year-old Swede headed a glorious ball from Paul Pogba across the face of goal after 54 minutes when an effort on target could have caused problems for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

After the match, Ibrahimovic told reporters: "It was difficult. I was chasing the ball rather than attacking it. But I should at least have gotten it on target.

"Then again, I was there in the right position and that is the important thing. Next time I will do better."

He added: "It was a good game and a difficult game at the same time, away against Liverpool, who have been beating the big teams. I think it was a good result."

Spanish international Ander Herrera, who was hailed for his all-action performance in the centre of the park for United, has accepted the result but insisted his side went to Anfield looking for all three points, despite enjoying just 35 percent possession and looking content to sit back and soak up the Liverpool pressure the longer the match wore on.

He told Sky Sports: "We were better in first half, they were better in the second half. David de Gea made two good saves in the second half but Zlatan missed a fantastic chance.

"No one wanted to lose but we can take a lot from this game. Now we have to win matches - we want to be champions and we have to win matches.

"We tried to win every duel, every ball. We knew it would be a big fight, they're in a very good moment, they press a lot and want to win every ball and we were prepared for that.

"We always want to win but we showed we're a big team and we're going to fight for everything. I'm very proud of every team-mate."

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