Mourinho: Ibrahimovic Deserves Ballon d’Or

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Jose Mourinho believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic should win one of the prestigious individual accolade in football, the Ballon d’Or.

Ibrahimovic has been a revelation for Manchester United, scoring 26 goals in all competitions and winning the EFL Cup for United.

Mourinho believes for someone at 35 to be scoring that many goals, he deserves to win the Golden Ball.

“I think what he has done is amazing,” Mourinho told MUTV.

“The number of goals he’s scored, the two matches at Wembley, the trophies, what he is in the group, and what he means. I think he is absolutely phenomenal. No more words.

“I just gave an interview to a big French magazine with big responsibilities in these big awards, the FIFA Golden Ball and so on. I know about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

“I know what they are and what they are doing but I can’t believe this big man, with the career he’s having, I can’t believe he’s never won it.

“So why not this season, if he can do something special? If he can win more trophies, reach Stockholm and the Europa League final. Why not this man, who is 35 years old, to get that deserved award?”



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