Man United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club will take the option to extend striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract by another season.
Speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Dutch side Feyenoord at Old Trafford on Thursday night, the former Chelsea manager confirmed the Swede will be staying on in the red half of Manchester.
Confirmation from Jose Mourinho that Manchester United will extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract for a second year.
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The former Sweden international, who arrived in the Premier League from French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer over the summer, has bagged eight goals in 17 appearances in all competitions so far this term.
Speaking in the press conference, Mourinho said of his striker’s situation:
“Zlatan’s situation is simple. He has a one-plus-one year in the club. We are happy with him. We are going to execute the option of a second season.
“So in two years time he can do what he wants because he is free. In the next 18 months he is happy, committed, loving his life as a football player at United – the last big challenge of his career.
“It’s perfect for him to be here 18 months and then it is his decision.”
Before his brace against Swansea ahead of the international break, the former Barcelona forward had gone six Premier League games without a goal after scoring four in as many games at the start of the season.
The 35-year-old was forced to sit out of the clash with Arsenal on Saturday, having picked up five yellow cards in domestic games, but can return for the visit of Feyenoord on Thursday evening.