Reading head coach Jaap Stam is confident that he knows how to stop Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of their FA Cup clash.
“He is big and you see a lot of defenders playing against a big striker like that; they try to anticipate and get in front of him every time to win that ball off him,” Stam said to MUTV.
“But sometimes you just need to be patient and let him have it. In the moment that he is trying to turn, then step in and try to win the ball.
“In the way he plays, sometimes he plays high up the pitch and sometimes he drops in deep to get the ball. Then he passes it to a midfield player and makes his run, so for a big player he is quite mobile in the way he moves.
Ibrahimovic is Man United’s top scorer this season having hit 18 goals in all competitions, which is more than anyone at the club reached last term.