Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that the club are not interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer. The Sweden international striker is 34 years old, which is obviously not the age when any striker can play in his peak form, so this means the Manchester United manager is not going to consider launching a bid for the enigmatic striker in this summer transfer window.
Ibrahimovic will leave his current club Paris St-Germain this summer when the season ends. He is interested in a move to the Premier League. According to DailyStar, this revelation of the versatile striker has made many big guns of the Premier League interested in signing him. But Manchester United have clearly ruled themselves out of the race.
Van Gaal said: “We need to improve our selection [squad], because when I took over we had six or seven players above 33 years old,”
“But now we have a much younger team and still we need a much younger selection because we need creative players in attack and also fast players.
“I like [our] own youth players more because they already know the culture in Manchester United, and that is also the philosophy for example of Ajax or Barcelona and also Bayern Munich.
“He [Ibrahimovic] is already 34 and I just spoke about the age [of the players].”
Van Gaal has been very selective while providing the team list in every single match. The Manchester United boss doesn’t if one is a star player or not, his ideology is simple, if you perform- you will play. He has given several youngsters an opportunity at the Old Trafford including Marcus Rashford, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, and Jesse Lingard and as they have done really well he has played them regularly. The Red Devils face the second placed Tottenham Hotspurs tonight in the premier league and will surely look for a convincing win over Pochettino’s side to keep their champions league qualification hopes alive.