Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted that he feels responsible for Manchester United dropping points against ten-man Bournemouth on Saturday, after missing a second-half penalty.
The Swedish striker, who was involved in two controversial incidents with Cherries defender Tyrone Mings shortly before half time, saw his 72nd-minute spot kick saved by Artur Boruc as Manchester United were unable to break down Bournemouth, regardless Andrew Surman’s red card just before the break.
The result means that United have now drawn seven of their 14 league games at Old Trafford this season, scoring just 20 goals in the process.
“We are very disappointed,” Ibrahimovic told MUTV. “We should have won. I take the blame. I missed the penalty. I had a lot of chances and should have scored.”
“I didn’t and I take fully the responsibility and I will rise from this and come back even stronger and continue. This is nothing unusual, it has happened before and it can happen again.”
“We’ll keep working, keep going and keep our heads up. I mean if you create so many chances, you should score. You expect to score, you want to score. We missed a lot of opportunities today and I should have scored.”
“We only took only one point and it should have been there with the situation we had, the advantage of playing one more. We should have closed the game already in the first half.”
Manchester United will now turn their attentions to the Europa League, where they travel to Russia to face FC Rostov in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Thursday.
Ibrahimovic added: “We learn from every game. We played today and we learned something. I learned something, everybody learned something.”
“The next game is the cup [the Europa League tie at FC Rostov] and let’s hope we don’t repeat what we did today.”