Jose Mourinho Confirms Ibrahimovic’s Exit From Man United
Jose Mourinho has acknowledged that the ongoing campaign could be the last for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United.
Mou stated Friday that Ibrahimovic had “won the right to choose his future” amid reports that striker is on his way to join LA Galaxy in the MLS.
The former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward has not played for United since their 2-2 draw against Burnley on December 26, having decided that he was not in the right shape after recovering from career-threatening cruciate knee ligament damage sustained last April.
While the 36-year-old may return in time for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla at Old Trafford, Mou admits the Swede’s long-term plans may lie elsewhere.
“For Zlatan, we all think it’s his last season at Manchester United and it will be a very personal decision for him to play or to stop,” Mourinho said.
“I think he won the right to choose his life, his future, such an amazing player and an amazing career.
“Only that awful injury in the wrong moment broke a fantastic couple of seasons he could and should have with us.
“This season has been really difficult for him. He’s not injured. Does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he’s in the condition to help the team in this moment? No.
“But he’s such an honest guy and such a champion he only wants to be back with that feeling of: ‘I’m totally ready for it’.
“So he’s working hard and hopefully his evolution brings him to that level he wants to have a positive answer.”
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