PFA Player of the Year: Did N’Golo Kante really deserve the award?

6) Zlatan Ibrahimovic

We’re not saying Zlatan had a poor season, far from it. At 35-years-old the legendary striker continues to excel and he has been able to silence his doubters with a fine first season in England.

However, we feel like he could have been even better. Although he may have saved United on numerous occasions this season with his goalscoring prowess, his team have struggled to score goals at points this season and the argument could be raised that Ibrahimovic has been to blame.

Despite scoring 17 goals in 28 games, Ibrahimovic has accumulated an alarming 18 big chances missed, five more than any other player. This could go a long way to explaining why United have drawn 13 games this season as they have struggled to break down defences, especially at Old Trafford.

Even more worryingly is that United have looked a lot better team in his absence. They look more free-flowing in attack and Marcus Rashford has benefited hugely from Zlatan’s period out of the team.

Nevertheless, the Swedish striker has still had a good season and is deserving of being nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award. But it could have easily been even better.

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