Zlatan joined United past summer on a one-year deal and he has an option to stay for another year, but it seems like the Champions League is his priority and if Manchester United fails to qualify, they’ll see him walking out of Old Trafford at the end of the season.
They are currently sitting fifth on the log, four points away from the fourth-placed Manchester City, and the best chance they have to achieve this feat is by winning the Europa League.
Mourinho, on his part, has time and again stated his desire that he wants Ibrahimovic to stay, but the last call is always of the player and in case of Zlatan, well, he is Zlatan you know…
The 35-year-old has been a sole goal provider for Manchester United this season as he has bagged 17 goals in the Premier League, and the closest competitor he has at the club is Juan Mata, with six goals to his name and then Paul Pogba with 4 strikes.
And keeping all that in mind, Manchester United have started their search to bring a replacement and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has been touted as their priority.
Furthermore, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, who revealed that he won’t be signing a new contract with the Toffees, has been a reported target for a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.