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Jose Mourinho admits Zlatan Ibrahimovic could re-sign for Manchester United

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has gone on to admit that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set to re-sign for the Red Devils during the January transfer window.

Manchester United signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer at the start of last season and many felt that the move was potentially a risky one for the Red Devils, considering the former Swedish international’s advancing years.

As it turned out though, Ibrahimovic proved to be arguably one of the best signings of the season as his 28 goals throughout the course of the campaign was crucial in helping the Red Devils win the EFL Cup as well as the Europa League.

The 35-year-old however, was not able to finish the season for United as he suffered a nasty knee injury during his side’s UEFA Europa League quarter final clash against Anderlecht in April and due to the blow, the Swede is expected to be out for at least a year.

With Ibrahimovic’s contract expiring at the end of the season, United have released the veteran striker but he continues to train in the club’s Carrington base in order to regain his fitness just in time during the January transfer window.

There have been reports that Ibrahimovic could be heading to the MLS or make a move back to Italy with AC Milan but staying put at Old Trafford has also been seen as a real possibility for the former Ajax superstar.

Now in news which is certain to excite the United faithful, manager Jose Mourinho has gone on to confirm that he is looking at the possibility of signing Ibrahimovic and revealed that the Swede could well make a dramatic return to the club in the winter.

Speaking to reporters ahead of his side’s Premier League opener against West Ham United, Mourinho said, “He’s injured, and needs time to recover. He’s not ready to play tomorrow so it’s not urgent, not desperate to have it done or not done.

“I just think he was very clear showing what he did last year was not enough for him. He thinks he can do more, he wants more at football’s highest level, so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season.”

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