Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has backed Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to recover from his goal drought that is gradually crippling the Red Devils.
The Swede has played six straight games without any goal in the Premier League. His poor run is a key contributing factor to United placing eight in the current standings. The drought is ensuring the superstar gets criticized for every move, and fans are gradually growing weary as the current run sharply contradicts the fine start under Mourinho.
Henry, who is a Premier League legend, disclosed on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports that Ibrahimovic has the mental strength to recover.
“All the questions have been about Jose Mourinho and Wayne Rooney but now they are about Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It’s the first time he’s found himself in this situation in his career. He usually puts them in the back of the net because this doesn’t happen to him often,” Henry said.
The 35-year old Sky Sports pundit has enough experience in the Premier League and playing at the highest level. Yet, he maintains that Ibrahimovic will bounce back just fine despite the huge pressure.
“He’s going to have to deal with it. I know he has the character and the ability to deal with it but it will be better for him if it happens sooner rather than later,” the ex-France international also chipped in.
Ibrahimovic started his United career on a good note scoring four goals in the first four Premier League games. He has struggled to find the net since his goal in the Manchester derby in September. In all competitions, he has scored just once in ten games.
Henry admitted that the drought would affect Ibrahimovic’s confidence especially when United does not win. He added that the star striker has had “great opportunities to score goals in important games” but has not done so. He added on a final note that the player has the “right tools” to recover.