Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly rejected to sign a one-year contract with LA Galaxy worth of £6.5 million in order to join the Red Devils in January.
Ibrahimovic is still recovering from ACL injury he suffered in the second leg of the quarter-finals in the Europa League against Anderlecht. He is currently at United’s Carrington Training Centre, where he is in rehabilitation and is expected to return around the New Year.
The 35-year-old dismissed possible retirement and stressed he would like to continue playing football, so return to Old Trafford seems to be on the cards. Jose Mourinho stated that Ibrahimovic could still have future at United, despite the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.
“Possible, it’s open, of course we wanted to be honest and open and let everything for him to make the decision,” Mourinho said. “At the same time let’s make a decision that makes us all happy and if that is for him to stay and for us to wait, let’s say in December maybe, because I don’t think before December he can get back to competitive football, but why not wait for a player who gave us so much. We are changing ideas and it’s with Mr Woodward and Zlatan’s agent but the final decision is the best for the player,” the gaffer concluded.
Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in all competition for the Red Devils last season and he would undoubtedly contribute if United and Mourinho opt to sign him in January transfer window.