Manchester United chief Jose Mourinho did not extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract in the club after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament last April. This was a clear indication that the striker can barely perform in the first half of campaign this season.
However, Mourinho has hinted that the star player whose currently a free agent could sign a new short term deal at the Old Trafford if he is deemed fit during the winter transfer window.
“We spend big money on a striker because, with striker, you either spend or you don’t get,” the Portuguese coach stated.
“And we spent because of what happened to Zlatan and we cannot allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.”
The Swedish footballer, despite being out of contract is still considered an important leader at the club as affirmed by his team-mate Paul Pogba.
The 35-year-old who’s on course recovery has been using United’s facilities to step up his rehabilitation while Mourinho willingly gives him the opportunity to progress and regain peak fitness.
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