'Ibrahimovic and Mourinho combo enough to win Premier League'

Former England boss Sven-Goran Erikkson believes Manchester United are in a strong position to land their first league title since 2012/13.

SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON fancies Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premier League this season with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho working together again.

Ibrahimovic – 35 in October – swapped French champions Paris Saint-Germain for United at the start of July, reuniting with his former Inter boss Mourinho.

Fans will get their first glimpse of Ibrahimovic when United face Turkish giants Galatasaray in Saturday’s pre-season fixture in the star striker’s native Sweden.

And former England and Manchester City boss Eriksson hopes his compatriot can add a Premier League winners’ medal to his La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 title wins.

“I’m not surprised he went to United,” Eriksson told Omnisport when asked about Ibrahimovic’s decision to move to England at the age of 34.

“Mourinho has the reputation, similar to Zlatan, that when they go to a new club they normally win in the championship in the first year.

“So why not? Mourinho and Zlatan it could be enough to win the Premier League.

“It would be great for both of them, especially for Zlatan. That would be something incredible, if he could also add that to his other titles.”

After facing Galatasaray abroad, United face Everton in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial on 3 August, before taking on Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Shield four days later.

Ibrahimovic and Co. kick off their Premier League campaign against Bournemouth on 13 August.

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