Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could remain at Manchester United at least for the foreseeable future after enrolling his sons in the club’s academy, according to reports.
Free flowing scorer
The 35-year old is now a free agent after the club decided to release him. Zlatan had suffered a horrific knee injury that has ended his season as early as March. He was expected to not play at least until next year which made Manchester United take the decision against extending his contract.
He was undoubtedly the best player at Old Trafford last season and was the engine in their attack scoring 28 goals across all the competitions. He had defied the odds and doubters over his ability to play in Premier League. The striker is currently continuing his recovery and the club has invited the big Swede to continue his rehabilitation at United’s Carrington training complex.
According to The Sun, Zlatan might stay in Manchester for a considerable time especially after registering his sons, Maximillian and Vincent in United’s youth set up for the upcoming season. Both the youngsters were also part of the academy last season when Zlatan moved to Manchester United on a free deal.
There has been reports about the interest from MLS side LA Galaxy but the Swede had expressed his desire to stay in Europe for at least a couple more years before moving to America or China.
Still a decisive factor in front of goal
Despite being in the mid-30s, Zlatan has proved that he still has got the fitness and game to play at the highest level last season and became a Manchester United legend in just one season.
Jose Mourinho and the club are keen to offer him a new deal in January and the return of Zlatan could reduce a lot of burden on the shoulders of Romelu Lukaku. He could once again be a decisive factor in the business end of next season and would add considerable depth to United’s attack.
On the other hand, Zlatan is also nurturing young Marcus Rashford in AON training complex during his time at a rehabilitation centre.