Zlatan To Extend His Stay At Manchester United, Confirms Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho has revealed that his star summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his stay at Manchester United for one more season.

The Portuguese boss spoke to the media in his press conference on Wednesday, ahead of United’s Europa League clash against Feyenoord.

“The Zlatan situation is simple – he has a one-year deal plus a one-year option,” Jose stated.

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“We are happy with him and we are going to execute the option of a second season. After that he can do what he wants to. He is committed, loving his life here. This is probably the last big challenge of his wonderful career, so it is perfect for him to be here for the next 18 months, and then he owns the decision of his future.”

The star striker himself was also present at the press conference, and he displayed his massive self-confidence yet again during the interview, to answer a bizarre question from a journalist.

Zlatan was asked the reason behind him not “shining” in the Premier League as much as he has at his previous clubs, to which the 35-year-old grinningly replied:

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“I shine 24 hours, so it depends on how you want me to shine. I have been in the game for 20 years, and I’m getting older, but the older I get, the better I get. But I’m shining in one way or another. But if you want me to shine in another way, I’ll do it for you. Thank you.”

The former Sweden captain also talked about United’s form in recent games, and how the Red Devils need to overcome their poor luck and start trying harder.

“In (last) couple of games we have been dominating totally, and we didn’t get the result we deserve. We have been unlucky. In the last game, same thing. But that’s the Premier League.

“We have to do more, and we will do more. We have to get the winning streak. When we get that, we will feel more comfortable.”


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