Mourinho backs misfiring Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists he is happy with the performances of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, despite the striker's recent troubles in front of goal.

The 35-year-old Swede is experiencing one of the worst droughts of his career, having failed to find the back of the net in his last 11 appearances.

This after starting the campaign in fine fettle, netting four goals in his first four appearances in the Premier League.

And Mourinho says he has "no problem at all" with Ibrahimovic's recent lack of goals, as he contributes to the team in other ways.

"He (Ibrahimovic) is playing well for the team. He's creating a lot of chances and missing a lot of goals," Mourinho told reporters.

"If I remember Stoke (City), Liverpool, Chelsea, Burnley… he missed a lot of goals but he was fantastic in his dynamic, his working, his building up for the team, he was fantastic.

"In every match in the Premier League, even (if he is) not scoring goals, he's being fantastic. His attitude is always brilliant. He's not a guy afraid of his responsibility, so no problem at all."

Ibrahimovic will be hoping to return to the goal-scoring trail when United face Bob Bradley's Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

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