America MG

16' Norberto | 19' Luan | 32' Ruy | 75' Messias

4-2

Figueirense

58' N. Careca | 90' Henan

Santa Cruz

44' J. Paulo

1-1

Boa

71' Thaciano

Luverdense

17' P. R. de Souza

1-1

Parana

58' Alemao

Goytacaz

-

Barra Mansa

Diaz

29' R. Prieto | 73' R. Leichtweis

2-1

Cerro Porteno

45' G. Velazquez

Sport Victoria

-

Defensor La Bocana

Sport Loreto

-

Santa Rosa PNP

Carlos Manucci

-

Cienciano

Club Sando

-

North East Stars

Nyva Ternopil'

-

Arsenal Bila Tserkva

Polessya

-

Nyva Vinnytsya

Podillya Khmelnytskyi

-

Teplovyk

Ahrobiznes Volochysk

-

Lviv

Bukovyna

-

Skala Stryi

Cherkaskyi Dnipro II

-

Ternopil'

Orlando City

0-1

Atlanta United

86' H. Villalba

New York Cosmos

?-?

Valencia

Barcelona Atletico

?-?

Cibao

S. Wanderers

22' F. Pina | 83' B. Cerezo | 90' E. Gutierrez

3-0

Cobresal

New York Red Bulls 2

27' V. Bezecourt

1-0

Toronto FC 2

Jose Mourinho hails Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s attitude

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken out to defend striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is struggling to find the net for his club.

The Swedish forward has scored just one goal in his last 11 games, but Mourinho has suggested he will keep faith with Ibrahimovic.

The Premier League side lost 2-1 away to Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night, and following that match, Mourinho was very critical of his team’s attitude in Turkey.

In his post match interview the Portuguese manager said:

“Our problems started in our global attitude. They were playing the Champions League final, we were playing a summer friendly.”

Ibrahimovic came on as a substitute in the 30th minute of that game, replacing Paul Pogba, who picked up an injury.

Despite knocking his team’s overall effort, Mourinho had some kind words for his out of form striker. According to BBC News, he said:

“In every Premier League match, even when not scoring goals, he’s being fantastic and his attitude is always brilliant.”

United, like Ibrahimovic, are struggling at the moment. They have won just two of their last seven games in all competitions, and have only picked up three points from their last four league games.

Mourinho’s early record is very similar to United’s two previous managers. He has won nine of his first 17 games in charge, equal to what Louis van Gaal achieved in 2014. However, it’s also one less win than David Moyes managed in his first 17 games as United boss in 2013. Neither manager lasted more than two years at the club.

Their poor form may be partly down to Ibrahimovic, but the blame can not be put on just him. United’s back line have also been in poor form this season, and their defensive troubles were highlighted in the 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago.

35-year-old Ibrahimovic has also never really struggled to find the back of the net like this in his career to date. His return of 156 goals in 180 games for Paris Saint-Germain between 2012 and 2016 was very impressive, and his records at the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan are also very good.

United fans will be hoping their striker’s lack of goals is just down to poor form, and will expect Mourinho to get Ibrahimovic firing again soon.