Zlatan Ibrahimovic promises he will walk out of Manchester United with the Premier League title

Zlatan Ibrahimovic promises he will walk out of Manchester United with the Premier League title

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gearing up to make sensational Manchester United comeback
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is closing in on his Manchester United return (Picture: Getty)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he has ‘unfinished business’ at Manchester United ahead of his eagerly anticipated comeback.

The 36-year-old striker made a sensational impact last season, scoring 28 goals in all competitions, including a brace in the EFL Cup final win over Southampton, before a cruciate knee ligament injury cut short his campaign in late April.

Ibrahimovic missed the start of the new season and has been forced to watch on from the sidelines while club-record signing Romelu Lukaku has impressed in his absence. The former Sweden international is, however, closing in on his return with Jose Mourinho suggesting he could make a first team comeback before the end of the calendar year.

The former Juventus and Milan star believes he has overcome one of the most challenging periods of his trophy-laden career in battling back from a long-term injury at the latter stage of his career and he is determined to help spearhead United’s assault on the Premier League title.

He told Sky Sports: ‘Everything I built up in the first season – 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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gearing up to make sensational Manchester United comeback
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winning goal in last season’s EFL Cup final (Picture: Getty)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic gearing up to make sensational Manchester United comeback
The EFL Cup was one of three trophies Zlatan Ibrahimovic won in his first season at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

‘Everything I started in the first season, we will finish in the second one.’

On his recovery from the injury he suffered during the Europa League quarter final second leg against Anderlecht, he added: ‘In that moment when it happened, it was easier for me to say that I would come back because then I had a challenge.

‘The challenge was that I never had a major injury, and all these people talking that ‘it’s over’ or ‘he’s too old’, all these doubts that I had in my whole career.

Mourinho on Zlatan’s comeback

‘Zlatan is here,’ said Mourinho ahead of last Saturday’s match against Huddersfield.

‘He’s working here and under our control. ‘He’s working as you would expect – so, so, so hard. But he’s not going to be back in the next week or the next couple of weeks.

‘Let him take his time and be back when everybody feels is the right moment. Do I believe he’ll be back in 2017? Yes, I do. But it’s just a feeling.’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gearing up to make sensational Manchester United comeback
Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury against Anderlecht back in April (Picture: Getty)

‘In the last years, when you’re thinking how many more years you are going to play, that is where you are hesitating.

‘But the injury made it easy for me. I had one target, and that is to come back and play the game.

‘I will walk out just as I came in, I will not walk out limping.

‘I will walk out the way I want to walk out. Even if I have to walk on water I will do that also.

‘But the injury made it easy for me. I had one target, and that is to come back and play the game.

‘I will walk out just as I came in, I will not walk out limping.

‘I will walk out the way I want to walk out. Even if I have to walk on water I will do that also.’

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Published at Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:52:30 +0000

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