Zlatan Set To Leave Old Trafford
Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, according to media reports in Britain and the United States on Thursday.
Although there has been no announcement from United, it is understood manager Jose Mourinho has agreed to release Ibrahimovic from his present deal which expires on 30 June.
It is not known where Ibrahimovic is going but there has been intense speculation recently that he will join Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimovic, 36, joined United from Paris St-German in 2016.
The former Sweden forward scored 29 goals in 53 appearances for the Old Trafford side but does not appear to have fully recovered from the cruciate ligament injury he sustained against Anderlecht last April.
It has recently been suggested that he could come out of international retirement for this summer’s World Cup. He is Sweden’s record international goal-scorer with 62 goals in 116 games.
Earlier this month Mourinho had said that Ibrahimovic would be likely to leave at the end of the season.
Having sustained a bad knee injury in United’s Europa League quarterfinal against Belgian side Anderlecht in April, 2017, Ibrahimovic last appeared for the Premier League club on December 26 against Burnley.