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Mata: Ibrahimovic now Man Utd focal point

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now their focal point.

The Swedish striker notched the only goal in the Europa League win over Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford, latching onto Wayne Rooney's mishit shot to calmly head past the goalkeeper at the back post.

“We know that when Zlatan is playing up front, he comes to create great assists and great passes," the Spaniard told MUTV on Wednesday night.

“We have to run behind him because we need depth in the game. We tried to do that in the first and second half. He gives a lot as a striker and he gives a lot when he comes to play as a midfielder as well. We have to take advantage of that."

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