Jose Mourinho hints Manchester United could re-sign 28-goal striker

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be offered a contract once he recovers from his long-term knee injury. The former Sweden international bagged 28 goals across all competitions for United as they secured a Europa League and EFL  Cup double last season.

Despite this, he was not offered a contract extension beyond the summer after he sustained a serious knee damage in the Europa League quarter-final tie against Anderlecht which has ruled him out until the end of November at least.

United have since recruited Romelu Lukaku from Everton in a £75m deal to take up Ibrahimovic’s No.9 shirt, but Mourinho has not closed on the opportunity of re-signing Ibrahimovic, once he is back up to full fitness.

“Maybe he’ll stay with us. He’s not got a contract, but he’s still close to Manchester, and the fact we are involved in the Super Cup now is also his merit,” he told reporters h/t The Independent.

Ibrahimovic has been using United’s training facilities in order to speed up his rehabilitation process, and the club are likely to have the first option of offering him a contract ahead of European rivals AC Milan, who have spent £160m on 10 players this summer.

Manchester United are still on the search for a new wideman this summer with Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale being the latest to be linked with a potential club-record move to Old Trafford.

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