La Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that his former club Manchester United really need to win the FA Cup this season.
The 36-year-old attacker was the Red Devils top scorer last season, and won the Europa League and EFL Cup. However, he sustained a serious knee injury last April that limited his game time during this campaign and he then moved to the MLS last month.
Jose Mourinho’s men face Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final on the 21st of April in what is their last chance of securing silverware this season. They are a whopping 16 points behind local rivals Man City in the Premier League, and were embarrassingly knocked out of the Champions League and EFL Cup by Sevilla and Bristol City respectively.
Speaking to ESPN Zlatan admitted that a club of United’s stature simply need to win a trophy every season, otherwise it effects their elite standing in the game.
“They’ve been doing it good,” Ibrahimovic said.
“Let’s hope, there’s one last trophy to play for, and that’s the FA Cup.”
“So hopefully they win it.
“Last year we had a big success with the three trophies.
“With a new team like that – new coach, couple of new players – and hopefully that rings on, because as a top team, like United, you need to keep winning, because that is the status of the club.
“You need to win. And if you’re not winning, you’re not belonging to the top.”