Jose Mourinho confirms talks with 28-goals superstar

August 13, 2017

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club are in talks with iconic superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the possibility of a new contract deal.

The former Sweden captain has joined the Red Devils last summer on a one-year contract and enjoyed a profitable first season in the Premier League, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions.

A cruciate knee injury towards the end of the campaign has kept him out of action ever since, however, and as a result Man United opted not to take up a one-year extension on his £375,000-per-week deal.

The 35-year-old striker has been working on his rehabilitation at United and, speaking to the media today, Jose Mourinho confirmed reports of negotiations for a new deal.

“He is injured, he needs time to recover, he’s not ready to play tomorrow,” the Portuguese said. “It’s not something urgent, that we are desperate to get it done or not done.

“I just think that he was very clear by showing what he did last year, it was not enough for him. He thinks he can do more and he wants more at football’s highest level.

“So we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of staying with us for the second part of the season.”