Carragher: Lukaku & Ibrahimovic could clash due to ego - FCNaija

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 21/11/2017

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku could not playing together due ego.

The 36-year-old Ibrahimovic returned from injury after seven months came on for Anthony Martial in the 77th minute and almost marked his comeback with a sensational acrobatic goal the during

Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, as Lukaku managed to break his scoring drought in the demolition of Rafael Benitez side. 

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Former Sweeden skipper was promptly telling summer signing Lukaku to play wide on the right side so he could play through the middle in the Premier League encounter at Old Trafford.

Carragher told Sky Sports: "Lukaku's goal could be the most important in that 4-1 victory, because, if we are talking about Zlatan and the effect he is going to have on Manchester United – and it is brilliant for United to have a player of that quality – but when he comes on, it's hilarious, he tells Lukaku to get on the right wing and Lukaku does it. Zlatan is not going to do that job, and Lukaku doesn't want to do that either.

"The goal, the confidence it will give Lukaku having not scored in a while, and the big man's back calling himself a lion. I don't know if he (Zlatan) will have too much mentally and if it will effect Lukaku.

"You can imagine Zlatan in training, telling Lukaku to get on the right wing. Sooner or later, Lukaku is going to have to tell him, no you get on the right wing, I'm the £90m centre-forward. I don't think they can play together."


Ibrahimovic who made 46 appearances for Manchester United last season, scoring 28 goals in all competition before his injury he suffered against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final second leg.