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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Gary Neville, Alan Shearer reveals goal drought reason

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Gary Neville and Alan Shearer have opened up on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has failed to replicate his blistering Manchester United start of late.  The Swedish striker has failed to score in the last six games and had another disappointing game in front of goal against Burnley.

United legend Neville believes however that Ibrahimovic will find his form back and it is just a matter of time. The former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker was unlucky against Burnley as he came up against a top form Tom Heaton.

“It could have been six, seven or eight and Burnley wouldn’t have had any complaints. They were brilliant chances. The Zlatan Ibrahimovic chance at the end just summed it up.” Neville said, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

The 41-year-old added that United were unlucky not to take three points from the match on Saturday at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were clearly the dominant side of the encounter and could have scored six, seven or even eight goals. But, the players failed to finish the chances created and had to pay by sacrificing two points from the game.

However, it has to be noted that Ibrahimovic has missed key opportunities in the matches against Stoke City, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Meanwhile, England great Alan Shearer has revealed that the former AC Milan striker must be paired with Marcus Rashford upfront to get the best out of him. The 18-year-old has the pace in him and would greatly complement Ibrahimovic’s experience.

“[Ibrahimovic] looked better when Rashford went up front with him in the second-half. It added more pace to the game” Shearer said, according to Mail Online.

The Red Devils have been able to win just one of their last six games in the Premier League. They have struggled to find the net and has been let down by occasional defensive blunders against the likes of Watford and Chelsea.

Photo courtesy: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar/Wikimedia

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