VIDEO: Man Utd Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Delivers Motivational Team-Talk After Mkhitaryan Goal

Jude Summerfield

​If there's one area in which Manchester United are lacking, it's probably leadership. 

While their defenders keep the ship steady at the back, players in attacking roles have frequently failed to take responsibility and lead from the front, meaning the club have drawn too many games, leaving their chances of a top four finish this season in the balance.

RSC Anderlecht v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg
RSC Anderlecht v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

The club are well placed to win the Europa League after the 1-1 draw against Anderlecht on Thursday, during which Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the opener, and one player who showed admirable leadership qualities was striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede has certainly played in enough games to see when his side are getting things right or wrong, and even when they took the lead on Thursday the 35-year-old could see that the Red Devils weren't doing enough going forward.

​​Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling are next in line after Wayne Rooney when it comes to being Manchester United's captain, but why not give the armband to Ibrahimovic? The former Barcelona and PSG forward is never shy in voicing his opinion and will always lead from the front.

Despite looking dominant in the first-half United let their lead slip, succumbing to a late equaliser as Leander Dendoncker headed in late on after Mkhitaryan's earlier goal.


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