By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared himself to film character, Benjamin Button who lived his life in reverse.
Speaking in an interview after the Red Devils’ 3-0 victory over 10-man Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, April 9, 2017 the Swedish international said:
“I train hard, I keep focusing, I believe in what I do. It seems like the older I get, the more intelligent I get. You don’t waste so much energy. I feel like Benjamin Button – I was born old and I will die young.”
The 35-year-old Ibrahimovic broke the deadlock for United with one of his signature goals before goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford killed the game for the Red Devils who are fighting for a Champions League spot.
Zlatan, who was returning from a suspension, however, believes that Manchester United can finish in the top 4.
“It was an important three points. Today was a good win and we have to keep working, keep believing we can reach the top four. We will do everything to get to the top four,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Black Cats midfielder, Sebastian Larsson was shown a straight red card for his first-half tackle on Ander Herrera.