Zlatan Ibrahimovic says United will finish top four

Zlatan Ibrahimovic back with ‘positive vibes’ as he tips Manchester United for top four

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is raring to go again for Manchester United and believes his team-mates will claim a coveted top-four spot in the Premier League.

Ibrahimovic is expected to lead the line again against Everton on Tuesday night after serving a three-match domestic ban.

United, who lie five points behind rivals Manchester City – albeit with a game in hand, have exited the FA Cup and slipped up at home with a goalless draw against West Brom in his absence.

But the man who has netted 15 times in the top flight this season has declared himself ready to bring back “positive vibes” as the quest for Champions League qualification gathers pace.

“I think we will make it and we will be there. We have gained the points we need to be in the Champions League, though we are on the limit now. A little bit more and we will reach the top four I believe.”

United are in the quarter-finals of the Europa League and would secure passage to next season’s Champions League if they win Europe’s second-tier club competition.

But Jose Mourinho insists striving for potential passage to Europe’s elite will remain his priority for now.

“Against Everton, we’ll try to play our best team and try to win the match,” Mourinho said after Saturday’s stalemate with West Brom. “After Everton, we go to Sunderland with the same perspective. After Sunderland, comes the Europa League and then I don’t know.



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