Following their inability to secure a win against Liverpool last night, Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits that he could have played better and perhaps led the Red Devils to victory. The 35-year old had the best chance to score for Jose Mourinho’s side, in the second half but he was unable to convert Paul Pogba’s cross.
Neither side was able to score throughout the match, though the stats point out Liverpool as the better side, Ibrahimovic insists that he could have made a difference. “It was difficult,” Ibrahimovic told reporters. “I was chasing the ball rather than attacking it. But I should at least have gotten it on target. “Then again, I was there in the right position and that is the important thing. Next time I will do better.
“It was a good game and a difficult game at the same time, away against Liverpool, who have been beating the big teams. I think it was a good result.” United sit United sit seventh in the table following Monday’s draw with 14 points from eight games, trailing leaders Manchester City by five points.
Wolfsburg’s coach Dieter Hecking has quit the team, following their worst start to the season in recent years. A string of loses, with the most recent one, a 5-1 thrashing from rivals Borussia Dortmund, proved to be the final nail on the coffin for the German coach.
Struggling Wolfsburg, were no better last season, as they finished 8th and failed to qualify for the Champions League. Their struggles even more apparent as they lost 1-0 to newly promoted side RB Leipzig. I’m light of all this, the club thought it best to part ways with the 52-year old coach, who has coached Wolfsburg for three years.
“VFL Wolfsburg and Dieter Hecking have ended their co-operation by mutual consent,” a club statement confirmed. “For now, Under-23 coach Valerien Ismael will accept responsibility, on an interim basis, of training and preparation for the away match in the Bundesliga with SV Darmstadt 98.”
Hecking responded by saying: “Of course I am disappointed, but it’s part of being a coach that you have to be ready to be sacked when you are not successful. “I would have liked to continue working with this group but I respect the club’s decision.”