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Wright explains why Zlatan has adapted so well to life in the Premier League

Date Posted,December 26, 2016

Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved just how much he is enjoying life in the Premier League with a goal and two assists in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Sunderland on Boxing Day.

His teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan took most of the plaudits for scoring a sensation scorpion kick in the same game, but Ibrahimovic was the name on everyone’s lips on BBC’s Match of the Day .

In the above video, Gary Lineker explains just how well the Swede has adapted to life in the Premier League, noting that only Lionel Messi has scored more goals than him in 2016.

He asks Ian Wright for his thoughts on the striker, who has scored 12 goals this season – one behind Chelsea’s Diego Costa – despite question marks over his age.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Sunderland (Photo: REUTERS)

In the clip, the Arsenal legend says: “People did doubt him at the start, and there were games when you saw him give up possession too easily on the ball.

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

Wright goes on to explain exactly why he thinks the Swede has now adapted to life in England and focuses on the striker’s positioning.

Ian Wright
Ian Wright heaps praise on Ibrahimovic’s positioning (Photo: Getty)

He adds: “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.”

Wright concludes that Ibrahimovic’s ability to find teammates in space and set them up in front of goal has also helped his game improve.

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