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Ibrahimovic targets debut Premier League title


The Swedish striker has made a confident start to life in England

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he believes his side can win the Premier League title this season, after making a positive start to the campaign under new boss Jose Mourinho.

The 34-year-old has already netted three goals in two league games for the Red Devils, this campaign, while also netting the winner in the Community Shield against Leicester City at Wembley the other week.

However, despite only two rounds of games having been played, Ibrahimovic believes his side have already shown what they are capable of and is confident Mourinho’s men can improve further still to seriously challenge for the league title.

Mourinho, too, has previously stated he wants to win the title in his debut season at the club, although the Red Devils hierarchy have set more reasonable ambitions in making a return to the top four a priority.

“I believe that we can win the title, I have this vision,” said Ibrahimovic. “But we need to work hard for it and we will do everything to bother all the other teams that want to win.

“Now I’m just focusing on trying to help my team win and after two games we have two wins, which is the most important thing.

“Who scores is less important, as long as we are winning. Yes, I’ve scored three goals so far in the Premier League and I’m happy for that but it is only the beginning. The season is long, I will work hard, the team will work hard and slowly we will get better and better so let’s see what the outcome will be.”

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker, who arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer this summer, netted a powerful header and cooly finished from the penalty spot, to hand United a 2-0 home victory over Southampton on Friday night.

And the Swede could prove to be the bargain of the summer, with Mourinho already wanting the striker to take up the option of an extra year on the one-year deal he signed this summer.

Ibrahimovic is already proving to be a fans’ favourite, and he admitted that United’s fans are possibly the best he has ever played in front of.

“The supporters at United are amazing and I have this feeling in every game that I’ve played that they are the 12th player on the field,” Ibrahimovic added. “I’ve played in many countries and many big teams and the supporters here are something else.

“It is really amazing and we should use that and give them something back – and if we do this together we are going to be very successful.”


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