Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Ex-Manchester United striker interests MLS duo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swedish striker is a free agent after Manchester United decided against extending his stay at Old Trafford after the end of last season.

Mourinho, speaking ahead of United's opening USA tour game against Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, said Ibrahimovic could yet return the club next season.

'It's possible, ' said the United boss as he faced the media for the first time in LA.

Initially people thought that Zlatan may well be forced to retire, yet it seems that he could well now be offered a new deal with Manchester United - and not even face a move to the MLS or China according to the Daily Record. It's open. We wanted to be honest and open for him to make a decision. It would be easy for him to hide behind it and to say "it's time stop and go to a different level of football".

"He's challenged himself to keep playing at highest level".

"There was a space and time for everyone to think, to feel, to decide and, from his point of view, he made the decision to still want to play football at the highest level".

"We are exchanging ideas and it's with Mr (Ed) Woodward and Zlatan's agent, but the important thing is the final decision is the best for the player".

Galaxy coach Curt Onalfo told the Press Association the club is always looking to bring in great players but declined to specifically address the Ibrahimovic rumors.

The veteran Swede missed the end of last season due to a cruciate ligament injury and his United future had looked finished due to his age and contract situation.

It was thought that Ibrahimovic would not be ready to return to action until next January, but he is reportedly ahead of schedule. If that decision is for him to stay and for us to wait, let's say, until December, because I don't think before December he can be back playing competitive football, then why not?

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