English Premiership

'If United needs me, I'm here', says Zlatan

2019-08-28 11:24
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reckons he could still do a job for Manchester United, saying he "could play easy in the Premier League".

It has been 17 months since the veteran Swede left Old Trafford for the city of stars and the confident, larger-than-life striker has proven a big hit in Major League Soccer.

Ibrahimovic's brace in Sunday's thrilling 3-3 draw with rivals LAFC took his tally to 46 goals in 49 appearances - not bad for a 37-year-old, never mind one that had to fight back from serious knee ligament damage.

That injury in April 2017 brought an abrupt halt to a superb first season at Old Trafford, where his 28-goal haul included efforts in United's EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs.

Ibrahimovic would only make a further seven appearances before heading Stateside and the well-travelled striker continues to keep a close eye on a club, he knows he would shine for.

"I could play easy in the Premier League, so if United needs me, I'm here," he said with a grin in Los Angeles. "But Galaxy has me, so I'm sorry.

"Nah, I did my job in Europe. I enjoyed it, I have 33 trophies that I brought with me here and hopefully, I can get something here.

"And then we will see where that adventure finishes."

United could certainly have done with Ibrahimovic's cutting edge at the weekend as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side fell to a galling 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

"I look, I look, I look," the striker told PA. "I saw the last game and I think they were unlucky.

"If they score the penalty, it's a different game but a game in England is not finished until its finished.

"Anything can happen, especially in the last minutes where everything is in the heat of the moment."

 

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