Zlatan Ibrahimovic targeting Premier League title as return from injury draws closer

by Harry Robinson

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is targeting the Premier League title of Manchester United this season when he returns from injury in December or January.

The Swede is edging nearer a return after undergoing an operation on a serious knee ligament blows suffered against Anderlecht in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg back in April.

Ibrahimovic was released by United at the end of last season after the injury, but signed a one-year deal to immediately return to the club in summer. His recovery has been good, and his return will be important for United this season after netting 28 times last year.

“I said I will come back to finish what I started,” Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports News.

“Everything I build up from the first season, because obviously we won the three trophies… the ending for me was not the ending I wanted, or nobody wanted, especially after how the season went.

“The target is the Premier League. That is my target to finish. So everything that I started from the first season, we will finish it in the second one.”

Due to injury, Ibrahimovic missed the UEFA Europa League final and ultimate glory in his home country of Sweden as United beat Ajax in Stockholm at the end of May.

The 36-year-old has the right mentality, focusing on the Premier League title immediately. If he can leave United at the end of the season with a Europa League medal, an EFL Cup and a Premier League title, his huge influence at Old Trafford will be unquestionable, helping to reintroduce a winning mentality to the dressing room and guiding United to those trophies.

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