Eager to make his comeback at Old Trafford, Manchester United ace striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels his return will be less pressured thanks to his side’s free-scoring striker Romelu Lukaku, who will be looking enter his name in the scoring sheet when Jose Mourinho’s men collide with the high flying Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Matchday 10. “The team is stronger this season. Lukaku is in the team scoring a lot of goals, and he is making the job easier for me, because last year when we were playing we could not change that role,” Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying.
The 75-million sighing from Everton which saw former United no 10 Wayne Rooney reuniting with his boyhood club has been running riot in front of goals. With 11 goals in 14 appearances, Lukaku is a man on a mission and perhaps the strongest contender for this year’s Premier League golden boot honour, a race which he is finishing behind Tottenham man Harry Kane (2-time winner) and Manchester City’s ace striker Sergio Aguero.
“We had one scoring the goals, and doing that job, and there were no variations for the coach. This season it is easier. Lukaku is only positive, because he makes my ‘comeback’ less pressured, it gives me a lot of time, and I’m happy for that,” he added.
Coming back to Ibrahimovic, who has been inspirational for strikers like Lukaku and many other promising prospects in the Premier League, suffered a career-threatening knee injury in April. The 35-year-old charismatic forward showed his individual brilliance during his first season itself where he scored 28 goals. “I’m part of the team, I bring my qualities the day I come back and am able to play. I bring my spirit, my mental part, my experience, and my qualities,” Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports. The Swedish striker was off and running on day-1 in Man United outfit, helping his side clinching early silverware by scoring the winner in the Community Shield against Leicester City last year.