English Premiership

Ibra: United can catch runaway leaders City

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists the club can still catch Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

Ibrahimovic made his return from a long-term cruciate ligament injury on Saturday as the Red Devils beat Newcastle 4-1. However, Jose Mourinho's men are still eight points behind City, who beat Leicester 2-0.

Despite the significant gap to the league leaders, Ibrahimovic remains bullish about United's chances of claiming the league silverware and is eyeing the Champions League as well.

“I think we can chase City, why is it not a possibility?" said the Swede, according to Goal.

“We are all here because we want to win and we need to because they are first.

“Jose Mourinho knows what he is doing even when the number of players are limited because he’s a winner and has been winning every season.

“I think there is a possibility for everything. We were early into it last year and won two trophies and we are stronger this season.

“We believe we can do it – that’s the aim. To win and get the trophies.”

The 36-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the win over Newcastle, replacing Anthony Martial.

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57