Zlatan Ibrahimovic praises Luke Shaw

Man United beat Sunderland 3-0 on Sunday

BY Simon Maguire 19:00 Sunday 9 April 2017, 19:00 9 Apr 2017

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Zlatan Ibramhimovic opened the scoring on Sunday as Manchester United beat Sunderland 3-0 to keep their hopes of a top four finish alive.

Speaking to Off the Ball's Dave McIntyre after the match about the extra space he found around the pitch he said: "It depends from game to game. Today was a different game compared to the last game.

"When you're leading one up the game changes because you get more space. They need to risk more, they need to attack more and yeah you get more space so that went good today. 

"And then they played with one less which gives even more space so it was good. It was a good win today."

Asked about the Luke Shaw situation which has seen the defender publicly criticised by manager Jose Mourinho he said: "He has been doing good. Whoever we speak about will be in the headlines because he plays in Manchester United and obviously everybody wants to play. We are 20 players.

"The coach is the boss, he decides who plays and what is best for the team. 

"From the media point they see only who is playing, who is not, but the coach follows it everyday and he sees everyday inside and outside what's going on. I think Shaw is doing a great job. He's working hard just like the other ones so the chances will come."


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