Zlatan: ‘I have conquered English football’Published January 13, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that he has already ‘conquered’ English football, and is now determined to fire Manchester United to the Premier League title.
A free transfer signing from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, the Swede has quickly found his feet at Old Trafford, netting 18 goals in just 28 appearances for the Red Devils.
And asked about his individual targets in a recent interview, the veteran forward, still one of the stars of the world game, suggested that it had taken him just three months to master the art of playing in the English top flight.
He said: “I have no individual targets because that I did already, after three months in England. I conquered England – it took three months.”
Despite huge success on a personal level, Ibrahimovic has seen United falter in the league over the first half of the season, with Jose Mourinho’s men currently sitting in sixth-place in the table- three points off a Champions League berth and a further seven behind leaders Chelsea.
But for the confident former Barcelona and AC Milan striker, the cavenous gap is there to be closed and his sole aim remains helping the Old Trafford club to their 21st title.
“I’m chasing the head trophy – the Premier League,” he added. “That is my aim.
“The individual things come as part of the main objective because that is like a bonus for every individual player. If the collective does well, then the individuals will do well.”
Next up for Ibrahimovic and Co is a home game against fierce rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. The 35-year-old is a slight injury doubt for the high-profile clash after missing Tuesday’s EFL Cup semi-final first-leg against Hull through illness, but is expected to be fit in time to play the Merseysiders.