Zlatan Ibrahimovic: There is no doubt Manchester United are still in the UEFA Champions League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: There is no doubt Manchester United are still in the UEFA Champions League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted Manchester United remain title contenders, and is confident that the Reds can lift more than one trophy at the end of the season.

The Swede has just made his long-awaited return from a serious cruciate knee ligament injury suffered in April’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg against Belgian side Anderlecht.

Ibrahimovic came on as a substitute for Anthony Martial in Man United’s 4-1 dismantling of Newcastle United, attempting a scissor kick and having his every touch cheered by the Old Trafford support.

Now he’s back, he means business.

“I think we can chase City, why is it not a possibility?” Ibrahimovic asked.

“We are all here because we want to win and we need to because they are first.

“Jose Mourinho knows what he is doing even when the number of players are limited because he’s a winner and has been winning every season.”

United won both the UEFA Europa League, with a 2-0 win against Ajax in Ibrahimovic’s home country of Sweden, and the EFL Cup, thanks to a Zlatan double against Southampton at Wembley, last season.

He thinks United can replicate that success this season after the return of both star midfielder Paul Pogba and him.

“I think there is a possibility for everything,” Ibrahimovic continued. “We were early into it last year and won two trophies and we are stronger this season.

“We believe we can do it – that’s the aim. To win and get the trophies.”

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