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Nicholas backs Zlatan to step up and lead Man Utd to victory over Anderlecht

Arsenal great Charlie Nicholas is backing Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to lead his team to a win over Belgian side Anderlecht in the second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday.

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Belgium last week, and a win would be enough for United to progress into the semi-finals of the competition.

Nicholas is backing the Swedish striker to score the first goal in a 2-0 United win at Old Trafford.

The pundit writes in his Sky Sports column: "First of all, what a result for United at the weekend.

"We were blessed to get Jose Mourinho on Soccer Saturday having a chat with Jeff Stelling. He seemed like he was at the end of the world with injury problems and not being happy with his strikers, but he gets a big result when they needed it.

"They've got a big group and they're obviously not all players Jose likes, but he got it bang on with his changes on Sunday and he'll be able to bring a fresh Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in.

"Anderlecht will have to come out and play and I just think that man Zlatan will step up for them and prove he is the main man after watching Marcus Rashford take the plaudits at the weekend."

Vyom Chaudhary
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