Late Ibrahimovic penalty salvages United 1-1 draw vs Everton


Late Ibrahimovic penalty salvages United 1-1 draw vs Everton

Ronald Koeman accepted it hurt to see Everton concede a late leveller at Old Trafford on Tuesday but said he was happy overall with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. "How many goals have Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba scored?"

"The performance was not very good". "The spirit in the second half was phenomenal, but with some players really in trouble — some by the physical point of view, some others clearly with the confidence levels low. We were attacking for most of the game, we had good chances, but we have to do more".

Both are in action tonight meaning United could be seven points adrift of the Champions League places ahead of Sunday's trip to Sunderland. I came here with the team as it was.

"In life, you only get one opportunity at a club like Manchester United, and if you don't grasp that opportunity, you end up being sold and going maybe back to Southampton, thinking "should have, would have, could have".

"A lot of things have to be settled", Ibrahimovic told MUTV after the game.

Should they fail to secure Champions League football for next season, then United will struggle to hold on to Ibrahimovic, and they may suffer even more than they have this term.

"I think he has to change his football brain".

"The fantastic body he has to play football, the fantastic physical qualities and technical, but he can not play with my brain". I must help him, I must try to accelerate the process again because this is Manchester United.

The full-back was left out of United's 18-man squad to face West Brom on Saturday and afterwards United boss Mourinho blasted the 21-year-old's fitness and attitude. I'm sure we'll get there.

However, United were awarded a penalty in the final minute of stoppage time when Ashely Williams handled in the box.

"I feel myself more comfortable here than (with) the way Liverpool tried to press", Koeman said, referring to the weekend Merseyside derby defeat.

United had the ball in the back of the net in the 70th minute, but Ibrahimovic's header was ruled out for offside.

"It is a strong team, with really good players".



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