Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident the Old Trafford club can mount a Premier League title challenge this season. The 34-year-old Swede has scored in his first two games in England's top domestic competition and he thinks United could finish the season as champions.
But in spite of United's faultless start to the campaign and their eye-catching moves in the summer transfer window, Ibrahimovic knows they remain a long way from realising their dream.
"I believe that we can win the title. I have this vision," the United forward explained, according to ESPN. "But we need to work hard for it and we will do everything to bother all the other teams that want to win."
Although Ibrahimovic is delighted to have scored three goals in his opening two Premier League games, the Swede insisted his own form is secondary to United's results. "Who scores is less important as long as we are winning," he said. "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. I feel I am becoming better with every day that goes by. And, as long as I feel I can develop, I'm happy."
Ibrahimovic, who joined the Reds on a free transfer in July, also revealed the importance of the United supporters, saying they have been an inspiration to Jose Mourinho's new-look team. "The supporters at United are amazing and I have this feeling in every game that I've played that they are the 12th player on the field," he said.
"I've played in many countries and many big teams, and the supporters here are something else. It is really amazing and we should use that and give them something back -- and, if we do this together, we are going to be very successful."