Manchester United news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic adamant he will win Premier League before he retires

The former Sweden captain has won 13 league titles

Jack Austin
Wednesday 09 November 2016 15:15
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Ibrahimovic hasn't scored in his six games
Ibrahimovic hasn't scored in his six games

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is adamant he will win the Premier League title with Manchester United, and joked he would retire the day after it happens.

The 35-year-old is no stranger to winning titles, having won the league 13 times in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France.

He is desperate to win a 14th, meaning he would have titles in four of Europe’s top five leagues but as endured a mixed start to life in England after moving on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

The Swede has scored eight goals in 17 appearances so far but went on a run of one goal in 11 games before his brace at Swansea.

That mixed form has matched that of United, who currently sit sixth in the Premier League table, eight points off league leaders Liverpool and six off the Champions League places.

However, Ibrahimovic – who signed a one-year contract with the option of a second – insists the club will challenge for a Premier League title before his time at Old Trafford is up.

"Oooof it would be fantastic," he told manutd.com.

Ibrahimovic scored the Premier League's 25,000th goal on Sunday

"If I could win the Premier League, the next day I would stop playing football… almost!

“We have been a little bit unlucky in certain games, but we believe and when you believe it will come. Hopefully I can win it and I will win it."

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