English Premiership

Zlatan: I have a vision

2016-08-21 19:56
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - With his side notching up two wins in two matches and grabbing three goals in the process, Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is thinking big.

Many were concerned that the veteran hitman was past his peak and would struggle to perform in a league that is more competitive than he's become accustomed to in France, but he has put himself in a position where he can prove the cynics wrong.

Friday night saw the Swede in top form again, scoring twice to help the Red Devils see off a strong Southampton side with ease and giving the club's millions of supporters hope that this season may well be the one where their club mounts a challenge for the Premier League title once again.

"I believe that we can win the title, I have this vision," said Ibrahimovic after the match.

"But we need to work hard for it and we will do everything to bother all the other teams that want to win. Now I'm just focusing on trying to help my team win and after two games we have two wins, which is the most important thing."

The 34-year-old, often criticised for his narcissistic comments in the press, showed refreshing humility in the interview, making it clear that he prizes a good team performance over his own personal one.

"Who scores is less important, as long as we are winning. Yes, I've scored three goals so far in the Premier League and I'm happy for that but it is only the beginning.

"The season is long, I will work hard, the team will work hard and slowly we will get better and better so let's see what the outcome will be."

Jose Mourinho's side take on Hull City next Saturday at The KC Stadium.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
30 September 2016
Everton v Crystal Palace, Goodison Park 21:00
01 October 2016
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 13:30
West Ham United v Middlesbrough, Olympic Stadium 16:00
Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion, Stadium of Light 16:00
Hull City v Chelsea, The KC Stadium 16:00
Watford v Bournemouth, Vicarage Road 16:00
02 October 2016
Manchester United v Stoke City, Old Trafford 13:00
Leicester City v Southampton, King Power Stadium 15:15
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, White Hart Lane 15:15
Burnley v Arsenal, Turf Moor 17:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.