Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Messi, Ibrahimovic lead Puskas Award nominations for best goal

A panel of FIFA and external football experts selected 10 goals to put to a public vote, with the efforts ranging from the sublime to the outrageous.

Barcelona icon Messi is nominated for the fourth time in five years, while three female players are included after there were none up for the award last year.

All goals selected for consideration were scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019, and we have the low down on each one, with voting open until September 2…

United win League Cup

With extra time looming the Swede nodded Ander Herrera's cross past goalkeeper Fraser Forster to score his 26th goal of the season in all competitions and secure Jose Mourinho's first trophy since the Portuguese coach took charge.

United had taken a 2-0 lead with Ibrahimovic's free kick and Jesse Lingard's shot but Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini's double either side of halftime breathed life into the showpiece match leaving the stage set for Ibra to snatch the winner.

Ibrahimovic fires Man Utd into FA Cup quarter-finals

Rovers, whose priority is to avoid relegation to English football's third tier, took the lead in the 17th minute through Danny Graham but Marcus Rashford levelled before half-time.

Twelve-times FA Cup winners United dominated the game after the break at Ewood Park but had to wait until the 75th minute for Ibrahimovic to slot the winner after being set free by a precise long pass delivered by fellow substitute Paul Pogba.

It was Swede Ibrahimovic's first goal in the FA Cup and 24th in all competitions this season.

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 In-form Ibrahimovic saves hosts

Paul Pogba had looked like being the villain of the piece for United, but Ibrahimovic's header – his 10th goal in 10 top-flight games – prevented a damaging defeat.

James Milner's 27th-minute penalty and sixth league goal of the season – awarded after a handball from Pogba – had looked like it would prove to be the winner at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic expects more from United

United are third in Group A, behind Fenerbahce and Feyenoord, following a tight victory for Jose Mourinho's men, with captain Wayne Rooney again left on the bench.

Ibrahimovic scored for his seventh different club in European competition, but the veteran striker thinks United found it difficult to create space against a determined Ukrainian outfit.

"It was not an easy game," Ibrahimovic told BT Sport. "We played good and created some chances but it was a difficult game.