Ibrahimovic: United not as strong as PSG

The Red Devils striker remains confident he
made the right choice to move to Old
Trafford in the summer and wants to win
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Manchester
United are not as strong as former club
Paris Saint-Germain, but the Sweden great
says the lure of reuniting with Jose
Mourinho made the decision to sign an
easy one.
’Pogba doesn’t really understand the
The superstar striker moved to Old Trafford
on a free transfer after four trophy-laden
years in the French capital with PSG and
etched his name in the club’s folklore by
becoming their all-time record goalscorer.
United have not won the Premier League
since the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson
retired at the end of the 2012-13 season
and last season’s FA Cup victory is their
only major trophy since the Scot’s
Ibrahimovic, though, says the challenge of
helping to restore United to their past
glories, coupled with working alongside
his former Inter boss Mourinho, made the
switch to Manchester such an inviting one.
“The presence of Mourinho was very much
decisive. The team I signed for this summer
is not as strong as the one I left, but when
Mourinho called the decision was easy,”
Ibrahimovic told Aftonbladet.
When he calls I have no problem coming,
all we had to decide was when I was to be
presented as a United player. The rest, the
financial deal, was not the difficult part.
“It was about the challenge really, and I will
never say no to a challenge. This is what I
wanted, coming to one of the world’s
biggest clubs, that has had troubles and
not won much of late, and try the Premier
League. That is the challenge.
United have endured a difficult start to the
season and are already trailing Premier
League leaders Chelsea by nine points, but
Ibrahimovic is not surprised by their
indifferent form.
“I said from the start that we are
underdogs, we are not favourites to win
the title this season,” he added.
“With all the new signings this summer,
people were getting all excited. But it has
been four or five years that the club has
not won the league or been in the top of
the table. That is something we work on.
“We started off well with a few wins in a
row. Then we started losing, and we lost
playing badly, by several goals. We had a
week when we lost three games, that has
never happened to me in 15 years.”
Ibrahimovic has scored six goals in 11
Premier League appearances for the Red
Devils this season.


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