Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes claim about Man United and Champions League

The Manchester United discusses the prospect of winning the Europa League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Manchester United belong in the Champions League.

The Red Devils are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table and nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea after 12 games.

Jose Mourinho’s side have managed to win just one of their last five top-flight games to leave them off the pace in the hunt for a top-four place.

The Portuguese coach was appointed after Louis van Gaal steered Manchester United to a disappointing fifth-place finish in the 2015-16 season.

Ibrahimovic became the manager’s second signing of the summer as Mourinho looked to overhaul the struggling squad that he inherited from Van Gaal.

And the former Sweden international is targeting Europa League glory which would secure their place in next season’s Champions League as the veteran striker looks to fill his house with more medals.

“I want to win everything I play for, I mean you don’t know me personally but when I go in training I don’t accept to lose, I don’t like to lose, I’ll do everything to win so,” said Ibrahimovic, who was speaking exclusively to BT Sport.

“We play in the Europa League, I think the team belongs in the Champions League but it is what it is, and we will do everything to win it. I have a lot of medals, a lot, and I want more, you know what, I have a very big house… there I keep them. That [the Europa League] would fit very good, there is also a place for that trophy.”

Manchester United will host Slaven Bilic’s struggling West Ham United side in their next Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Watch the full interview with Zlatan Ibrahimovic this Thursday from 7.30pm on BT Sport 2, followed by Manchester United vs Feyenoord in the UEFA Europa League exclusively live. Visit btsport.com for more information.

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