Jose Mourinho is quite confident that Manchester United’s new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Old Trafford for at least two years and will help the Red Devils win more titles.
The 34-year-old superstar has joined Manchester United as a free agent this summer after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired. And the legendary Swede decided to sign a one-year deal at Old Trafford after a month of speculation about his future.
However, the Portuguese head coach raised questions over the length of the striker’s contract deal after insisting that he was happy to have the striker for two years and the Special One has no doubt that Ibrahimovic will stay at Old Trafford at least for two more years.
Mourinho recently spoke about the future of the former PSG star: “I ask every day about his wife, kids, house, integration, and he is happy.”
“Everybody is happy. His motivation is happy, so I have no doubt that he will be here for two years.”
Zlatan is intent Manchester United should develop the “monster mentality” he learned from playing alongside players such as Fabio Cannavaro, Patrick Vieira and Gianluigi Buffon at Juventus earlier in his career.
Ibrahimovic scored both goals in Friday evening’s 2-0 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford and so has struck in each of his three matches for United, his tally standing at four.
United have started well, with a maximum six points, but Ibrahimovic wants to help his new team-mates – particularly the younger players – to elevate their focus and approach, the Swedish striker drawing on his own experience after joining Juve in 2004 aged 22.
United is the eighth club of Ibrahimovic’s gilded career and he is still unsure if this is his best beginning or not.