Zlatan Ibrahimović insists his mission is to win the Premier League and finish what he started at Manchester United.
The 36-year-old has been out since suffering knee ligament damage in April. The injury ended the striker’s debut campaign at Old Trafford after scoring 28 goals in 46 games.
Following a positive rehabilitation process, which is still ongoing, United re-signed the striker on a one-year deal in August. Ibrahimović vowed: “I am back to finish what I started”.
Speaking to Thierry Henry ahead of United’s clash with Tottenham at Old Trafford on 28 October, Zlatan said: “The target is the Premier League. That is my target to finish.”
Meanwhile, Lukaku presence this season has eased the pressure on Zlatan’s shoulders.
“The team is stronger this season,” Zlatan said. “Lukaku is in the team scoring a lot of goals, and he is making the job easier for me, because last year when we were playing we could not change that role.
“We had one scoring the goals, and doing that job, and there was [sic] no variations for the coach. This season it is easier. Lukaku is only positive, because he makes my “comeback” less pressured, it gives me a lot of time, and I’m happy for that.”
Harry Kane will miss Tottenham’s clash away to Manchester United on Saturday. Kane failed to recover from a hamstring injury, Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed.
The England striker underwent an assessment earlier this week on the injury. He suffered the injury during Spurs’ 4-1 Premier League win over Liverpool on 22 October.
It was confirmed however, he has a minor strain to his left hamstring.