Zlatan Ibrahimovic came to Old Trafford at the beginning of last season with the intention of becoming the best the club had ever seen. Despite being 35 years old and stepping into the toughest League in the world, it took the former King of PSG no time to get the ball rolling and scoring not only important, but beautiful goals for the team.
The player promised to become the ‘God of Manchester’ in his time in England and was probably heading there, if not for a long-term injury that cut his season short. A serious damage to the knee prevented the Big Swede from playing another match for Jose Mourinho, and the fans have been missing the presence of their new found hero ever since.
Zlatan was in Manchester on a one-year contract, and when his injury indicated that he would not feature again in 2017, his time with the club was soon brought to an end.
However, Mourinho has hinted towards a possible return of talismanic striker in the second half of the season.
“We spent big money on a striker because, with strikers, you either spend or you don’t get,” Mourinho said.
“And we spent because of what happened to Zlatan and we cannot allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.”
The player called himself a Lion last season, and was certainly driving himself towards being the king of the League. Mourinho has since moved on and signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton, but if Zlatan wishes to come back, it is an absolute certainty that nobody in their right mind would consider not re-signing him.
Written by Vikram Gupta
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