Zlatan Ibrahimovic Prepared To Leave Manchester United Despite Mourinho’s Plea

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he has his eyes set on a move away from Manchester United, despite Jose Mourinho pleading the Swede to extend his stay at the club.

The 35-year-old has been instrumental for the Red Devils this season, and he also played a major part in helping United lift the EFL Cup on Sunday, by scoring two vital goals against Southampton.

Following his sensational performance at Wembley, the media immediately began to speculate as to whether the star striker had plans to stay in Manchester for another season.

United boss Jose Mourinho was asked about his frontman’s future in the post-final press conference, to which the Portuguese replied: “I never beg for a player to sign a contract and play for me. But, if needed, maybe United fans can go to the door of his house, and stay there all night, if needed.”

And it looks like the Manchester United supporters will have to do just that, as Ibrahimovic has revealed that he already has his mind set on playing elsewhere.

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When asked about what comes next, Zlatan revealed (via Mirror): “Let’s see what happens. I mean the moment, how I feel, the situation. We have another two months of the season to go.

“My two kids wanted to see me play at United. But I had my mind somewhere else. My mind wasn’t here. Then my kids started to bump my head and Jose called, so I’m here. The kids are satisfied with what I’m doing. But this time I’m the boss, not them.”

Zlatan’s agent, Mino Raiola, also refused to give any concrete information regarding the former PSG star’s future.

“I never speak about contract details,” Raiola stated. “That’s something between the player, the club and myself. I think we should keep it that way and just enjoy the moment and we’ll see what happens next season. I don’t discount anything. Anything can happen and we will see what happens.

“We’re now concentrated on the next cup. This was a very important cup and very emotional for him and for Mourinho too. So let’s just try to give the fans some more cups.”


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