Giggs: Stop fixating on Ibrahimovic, other players need to step up

Date published: Saturday 8th April 2017 1:29

Ryan Giggs thinks it is irrelevant whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays beyond the end of this season or not as Manchester United need to find other players that can step up and score goals.

Ibrahimovic has been in sensational form for Manchester United this campaign, scoring 16 of their 43 Premier League goals this term and another 11 in other competitions.

Players like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have come under scrutiny for failing to fill in for the 35-year-old when called upon.

And Giggs thinks other players in the squad need to come to the fore with Juan Mata (10) the only other member of the squad to reach double figures for the season.

“The problem isn’t whether Ibrahimovic stays or goes, it’s where they are going to get the goals from everywhere else,” Giggs told the Daily Mail.

“Rather than concentrating on Ibrahimovic being here or not, the others need to step up.

“They’re getting in those positions, but it’s concentration when it falls for you.

“You can’t just rely on one person because they can have an off day. Leicester last year. OK, Jamie Vardy scored a lot of goals, but Riyad Mahrez got 17. That’s what you need.

“That’s how the United teams I played in were like. I’d chip in with seven or eight, Becks would, Scholesy would. Four centre forwards would. The centre halves. Denis Irwin too. The goals came from everywhere.”

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