Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the second goal in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Zorya, scoring his 13th goal of the season. This goal takes him level with Alexis Sanchez and ahead of Diego Costa.
However, it’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal that the Swede was full of praise for at the final whistle.
The first goal was magnificent. Henrikh had speed and control all the way, and the timing to put it through the defender’s legs… it was beautiful! He killed the game off by scoring the goal and did a great job tonight. I’m very happy for him because he’s a quality player and I hope he continues; I know he will. I’m super happy for him.
It was not an easy game. The pitch wasn’t the best and it was very cold, but it’s not an excuse. We still did our job and worked very hard; we made a few simple mistakes, but worked very hard. In the end, we got the win that we needed.
After a brilliant ball forward from Paul Pogba, Ibra had plenty of time to plan where he was going to put his shot, but was worried the poor pitch might make it more difficult to score.
On my way towards goal, I was thinking that I needed to score the goal to get warm! I had a lot of time and I was focusing on controlling the ball because I didn’t want it to bounce, because the pitch was bad. When I came close enough, I just wanted to put it in.
We haven’t got a lot of rest now [until the Spurs game]. We have to recover in the best way and get back to work with another match on Sunday.