Man Utd urged to sign ‘a target man’ like Ibrahimovic with ‘a massive ego’


Former Manchester United full-back Clayton Blackmore believes the club need to repeat their Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer tactic by signing ‘a target man with a massive ego’.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are looking to strengthen with two new additions in the January transfer market after a mixed start to the new season.

United’s youthful side have struggled for consistency in the Premier League this season but have made progress in all of the cup competitions.

Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have done well to occupy the void left by Romelu Lukaku in the summer, but Blackmore thinks his side need to bring an experienced striker in this month.

Jose Mourinho brought Ibrahimovic into the club on a short-term deal during his tenure at Old Trafford and was rewarded with an instant impact which saw them win the Europa League, Carabao Cup and Community Shield.


United are in need of some extra experience to their first-team squad and former defender Blackmore believes an experienced attacker should be their priority this month.

“To be honest, Ibrahimovic came forward and I think he’s the kind of player we needed,” Blackmore told Love Sport Radio.

“A target man with a massive ego just to help the kids through most of the games.

“It’s tough because they have not got a lot of senior players around them. They’ve got more younger players than senior players – when I was growing up, it was all senior players.”