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Zlatan on Man Utd return: “The target is the Premier League”

Sweden Soccer Europa League Final

United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic holds the trophy after winning the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. United won 2-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


Thierry Henry sat down with ex-Barcelona teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and asked him about his return to Manchester United?

The living Swedish legend, 36, tore ligaments in his knee before the end of his first season in Manchester United, and was free to go anywhere after the campaign.

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But the UEFA Europa League, League Cup, and Community Shield winner decided on a return to Old Trafford, and explained the lure of unfinished business to Henry:

“I said I come back to finish what I started. Everything I build up from the first season, because obviously we won the three trophies, the ending for me was not the ending nobody wanted, especially after the way the season went. The target is the Premier League. That is my target to finish. Everything we started in the first season we finish in the second one.”

United will have to stay in the mix until Ibrahimovic returns to help Romelu Lukaku and the Red Devils’ strike corps, and that begins Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur. United and Spurs are level for second, five points back of Man City.

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