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Ibrahimovic insists Manchester United won't give up this season

With his first half strike against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon, Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the first player since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement to score 20 goals in a single season for Manchester United. The 35-year old Swede, who joined the club on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain last summer has been predominantly lethal in front of goal in his first season at Old Trafford, and his 20 goals have been hugely welcome at a time where United have struggled to score goals consistently.

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Ibrahimovic was keen to play down the significance of his tally, and insisted that the focus was on the team:

“For me, the main objective is to help my team win and do their best and, afterwards, we see what happens. We are working hard and we really want to reach the top four and the Champions League. To be champions, it will be hard but this is our aim and we don’t give up.

“I think we are back in the hunt (for the top four). It was a big gap a couple of months ago but it is smaller now. We have been our own enemy. If we had won our games and got the points we should have got, the situation would have been totally different. But, okay, now we look at other teams and hope they lose points.”

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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