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Mourinho Says United Will Keep Ibrahimovic For Another Season

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has said that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be at Old Trafford beyond the 2016-17 season. The former Paris Saint Germain forward moved to England on a free transfer in the close-season after four successful and trophy-laden seasons at PSG, during which time he became the club’s record goal scorer. Ibrahimovic, 35, initially penned a one-year contract with the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months, a clause that manager Mourinho says United plan to exercise.

“The Zlatan situation is simple, he has one year plus another year at the club and we are happy with him,” Mourinho told a news conference ahead of United’s Europa League clash against Feyenoord.

“We are going to execute the extra year option. In two years’ time he will be free. He is happy and he is committed.

“It’s the last big challenge of his wonderful career,” Mourinho said.

The former AC Milan striker, earlier this week, dropped a hint he may be unwilling to continue in England when he said he hopes to ‘conquer the States as well’.

“For the football and everything else. I can see myself conquering the US as I have with Europe.

“Lots of people stay in one place throughout their career, but I have travelled around like Napoleon, and conquered every new country where I have set foot. So perhaps I should do what Napoleon did not and cross the Atlantic and conquer the States as well,” he told Aftonbladet.

 

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