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Talking at a press convention in Los Angeles, Mourinho stated it is “attainable” that Ibrahimovic indicators a brand new deal at United and declared, in response to BBC Sport: “If the choice is to remain and wait till December – he cannot be again till then – why not wait? We’re talking and altering concepts.”
Mourinho added: “We needed to let him decide – area and time to assume and determine. He did not need to cover behind a tremendous damage. That may be straightforward. He was not pleased in the best way he completed the season. He made the problem for himself to need to maintain enjoying on the highest degree. We opened the door for him to get well with our individuals and be considered one of us. It’s Mr. (Ed) Woodward and Zlatan’s agent who will cope with it.”
Ibrahimovic joined United on a free switch and inked a one-yr contract with the choice of a second season. Mourinho confirmed in November that the Pink Devils would take up the choice, however the Swedish striker was launched in June after struggling a knee damage in the course of the semi-finals of the Europa League that required surgical procedure. He’s recovering on the membership’s coaching floor.
After assembly his agent, Mino Raiola, Ibrahimovic advised photographers to anticipate a “large” announcement quickly, based on ESPN’s Rob Dawson.
Ibrahimovic tallied 17 objectives and 5 assists within the Premier League final season, and was on the coronary heart of United’s conquest of the Europa League, notching 5 objectives and three assists.