Mourinho, Zlatan react to Manchester United win at West Brom

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the focal point of the three biggest moments of Manchester United’s 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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The 35-year-old Swede saw his two goals sandwiched around what some called a red-card worthy elbow on Craig Dawson. Ibrahimovic was shown a yellown by Anthony Taylor.

United boss Jose Mourinho had said he’ll rest Ibrahimovic after the game, and was asked about his striker following the win.

From the BBC:

I keep saying that for me it is not his body, for me it is more up here [points to head]. It is a pleasure to see him play, his happiness. It’s fantastic for a 35-year-old guy.”

As for Ibrahimovic’s though, he called the win “beautiful”:

“We said it would be more difficult than Crystal Palace and the guys did a fantastic job. This game we won as a collective.

“I’m feeling good. At the end I was a little bit tired. When the team is doing good it is easier but the most important thing is the three points.”

Unbeaten in 8, United continues its move up the Premier League table. The Red Devils are level with fifth-place Spurs, who can move ahead by beating Burnley on Sunday.

On the yellow, it seemed about right to me. Reds happen there, and Ibrahimovic would’ve understood if he saw one.

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