Zlatan Ibrahimovic happy with Anfield draw
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 18/10/16 3:57pm
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was happy with Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool on Monday, and insists his side remain in the running for the Premier League title.
It was a closely-contested game of few chances at Anfield, but David de Gea had to be at his best to deny Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho in the second-half as Liverpool ended the game with 65 per cent possession against a stubborn United side.
Ibrahimovic fluffed is lines with United's best chance, failing to convert Paul Pogba's cross with a header, but the former Sweden international was content to take a point back to Manchester.
"I think it was a good result, after the second half, the chances they had," Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports.
"First half we did what we needed to do. Second half we did it less. It opened up more for them. They had more chances than they did in the first half."
Ibrahimovic remains upbeat about United's long-term prospects, as Jose Mourinho looks to re-establish the club's credentials as challengers for key trophies.
"We will still work and we can do much more. We are working hard and we are getting there," Ibrahimovic added.
"The season is long. Many teams are losing points at the same time. Any week different things can happen. You need to win games [but] if you win two games in a row you are near the top. That's the way it has been so far.
"It's a long season, the competition is long, it's not easy. We are fighting, we are training hard so we just need to click - then it will be easier."
On his own spurned chance he admitted: "It was difficult…but I should have at least got it on target. But I was there, that's the important thing and next time I will do better."
Manchester United travel to west London to face Chelsea in the second part of Super Sunday. Coverage starts on Sky Sports 1 HD at 3:30pm, after Manchester City v Southampton.