The former France international striker is
not a fan of Manchester United’s high-
profile forward and the trouble-making
antics of his past
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has plenty of
supporters around the world, but former
France international striker Christophe
Dugarry is not one of them.
The ex-Birmingham City frontman claims
the Manchester United superstar cannot be
considered ‘a great player’ because he has
caused too many problems in the past.
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For him, performers such as Lionel Messi
epitomise greatness as they are prepared
to do their bit for the collective cause,
while also shining on an individual level.
Ibrahimovic has been a talismanic
presence throughout his career, but he has
always welcomed the headlines.
Natural ability and a prolific strike rate do
not make him a good team player, and
Dugarry feels it is wrong to consider the
35-year-old as an iconic figure of the
He told RMC Sport : “For me, Zlatan isn’t a
great player. I’ve said it over 200 million
times. Because for me, with very great
players, you never have problems and they
make others better.
“Who could say that Messi would leave a
bit of room to Neymar and [Luis] Suarez?
And yet, he does.”
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Ibrahimovic has produced something of a
mixed bag during his time at Old Trafford,
with a positive opening followed by a six-
game run without a goal.
He has, however, netted eight times in 17
appearances, with a return to form enjoyed
before the international break as he
bagged a brace in a 3-1 victory over
The Swede will have to wait a little longer
before adding to his tally, though, as he is
due to sit out United’s home date with
Arsenal on Saturday through suspension.