14 July 2017

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits he’s interested in resigning Zlatan Ibrahimovic in December

JOSE MOURINHO says he is interested in resigning Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Big Swede, who top scored for Manchester United last season, is currently recovering from a serious knee injury using the club’s facilities at the Carrington training complex.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted he’s ‘open’ to resigning Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he comes back from injury[/caption]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho have been close since their time together at Inter Milan
Mourinho says he will wait for Zlatan to get back to full fitness
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The 35-year-old is no longer a United player with his contract finishing after just one year.

SunSport revealed earlier this week that Mourinho was interested in bringing him back.

Speaking at their pre-season camp in Los Angeles, Mourinho says that when the player is fully fit again in December he will have talks with him about signing for the club again.

Mourinho said: “It’s open, of course.

“Why not wait for a player who gave us so much, we are exchanging ideas and it’s with Mr Woodward and Zlatan’s agent but the final decision is what’s best for the player.

“We wanted to be honest and open. For him the decision was to leave so there was not a new contract, there was a space of time for everybody to think, feel and decide.

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season in a huge blow
Ibrahimovic’s contract wasn’t renewed after a season-ending knee injury in April
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David De Gea has been linked with Real Madrid but is staying with United[/caption]


Marcus Rashford takes part in drills at the UCLA campus[/caption]


Henrikh Mkhitaryan is put through his paces[/caption]


Juan Mata with the ball as Mourinho watches on in the background[/caption]

“From his point of view he made the decision of wanting to play football still at the highest level, he didn’t want to hide behind such an amazing injury, it would be easy to hide behind it and stop and go to a different level of football, but he did not want that.

“He was not happy to finish and not play and he made the challenge for himself to keep playing at the highest level.

“We opened our door for him to recover with us at Carrington and Old Trafford and at the same time let’s make a decision that makes us all happy.

“And if that is for him to stay and for us to wait let’s say in December maybe, because I don’t think before December he can get back to competitive football.”

It would be a hugely popular move with the fans after his performances last season as he scored 28 goals including two in the EFL Cup Final win over Southampton with his late headed winner claiming the Cup.

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