Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hoping for some of the teams above Manchester United to slip up and admits he “could be happier” at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s men find themselves in sixth position, four points off the Champions League places but crucially 13 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
A 3-1 victory against Sunderland on Boxing Day made it four league wins on the bounce and Ibrahimovic, who has scored 17 times since arriving from PSG in the summer, thinks United can still mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title.
“I think so, we had our up and down moments, winning losing, winning losing,” Ibrahimovic told ESPN FC. “We had our moments where the results haven’t been what they should have been after good performances, but we are still there and we have been closing the gap.
“So hopefully the other teams can do some mistakes and close the gap even more and push the gap between other teams.
“We are working hard for it, believing in it, we are here to win. We have no excuses, we are here for what we are able to want and do and that’s win a title.”
The Swede admits he “could be happier” despite the latest winning streak but vows to keep pulling in the “same direction” as his team-mates.
“I feel good, a lot of things have been happening and I’m enjoying, adapting to the game, I feel comfortable. So, about the collective results, [it] has been up and down.
“The last period has been good and hopefully we can continue with this winning streak, we are working very hard, we all go in the same direction where we want to win, but to do that you need to win the games and work hard and that’s what we are doing.
“So yeah, I’m happy, but I could be happier.”