Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlat's Shut You Up

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlat's Shut You Up

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ZLATAN Ibrahimovic has hit back at Michael Owen by insisting his form for United this season has made the former England striker eat his words.

Owen accused Ibrahimovic of 'standing a lot' during the Swede's barren run of six games without a goal in October.

It was a comment that prompted Jose Mourinho to question Owen's goalscoring record during his time at Old Trafford, adding: "Zlatan will score more goals in one season than he managed in three seasons at Manchester United."

Ibrahimovic will begin the new year with 17 goals for United - the same number as Owen managed during a United career that spanned from 2009 to 2012.

And the former Paris Saint-Germain striker believes he has answered all the critics who doubted whether he could thrive Owen in the Premier League at 35 - including Owen. …

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