AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed Manchester United’s current situation.
The 48-year-old Swedish striker believes the club is suffering as a result of its obsession with the past.
“You have to think about the present, or you should go to a hospital and clean your head,” he said.
Zlatan has five goals in seven Serie A games this season, demonstrating his ability to play for both club and country at the age of 40.
All of this seemed unlikely when the Swedish international left Old Trafford in March 2018 after scoring just one goal in seven games.
He moved to the MLS with the LA Galaxy, where he appeared to be done as a professional footballer, but he has defied the odds to return to Europe and remain a potent attacking force.
Ibrahimovic is a fantastic example of living in the present, which he believes the Red Devils have failed to do, claiming that he saw the problem when he was at the club.
When asked about United’s current problems, Zlatan said, “They talk too much about the past.”
When I went there, I told myself, ‘I’m here to focus on the present and write my own story.’ However, if you have too much, it becomes a loop.
“You should think about the present or go to a hospital and clean your head.”
Manchester United may want to heed Ibrahimovic’s warning today, when they face a tenacious Villarreal side in the Champions League in Spain.
The Red Devils fired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Saturday after a string of poor results. Michael Carrick, a former assistant coach, is currently in charge on an interim basis.