Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has insisted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still one of the best strikers in the world and will not be affected by a Premier League goal drought lasting almost 10 hours.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now gone six league games without scoring for the first time since he was at Inter Milan in 2007.
It’s a worrying statistic for the veteran who was chosen to spearhead United’s attack by Jose Mourinho after arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
But Herrera believes that no one has a better temperament to come through the barren spell.
He said: ‘If one player can get back and pass this moment it’s him because of his attitude, his character and the way he works.
‘I have no doubt he is going to score a lot of goals for us. He is giving us a lot of things and some of the chances we created came because of him, so we cannot tell him anything.
‘We have to say that we have one of the best strikers in the world and his attitude, his character, is top.’
Herrera was unfortunate to be sent off in the 68th minute after he slipped into Dean Marney having already being booked for a late challenge on the Burnley midfielder.
‘I didn’t want to make those fouls,’ said Herrera. ‘I am not a violent player. I slipped. But I don’t want to complain because I don’t want to be banned for more games.’