José Mourinho has admitted that he is not sure about striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic remaining at Old Trafford next season. The striker has faced a major injury that will rule him out of 2017.
He is not expected to come back until December of this year. The serious knee injury suffered against Anderlecht has also raised suspicion that the striker may not decide to extend his contract with the club. He has reportedly been offered a new two year contract, but suffering a major injury in the mid-30s has finished the careers of several players.
Even Ibrahimovic has faced little issues over the course of the campaign, the club are thought to be considering the possibility of extending his contract. United have been linked with a number of strikers over the last few months. Andrea Belotti has also joined in this list with the Torino forward reportedly being one of the top targets for the club.
After having scored more than 20 goals in the Italian Serie A, he has emerged as one of the top transfer targets.Ibrahimovic has promised that he will come back stronger even after the excessive knee ligament damage, but United are not holding any hopes at this moment going by the interview given by Mourinho.
“The future is a big surgery, a long period of recovery.But the future is also in the end a very strong guy, a mentally strong guy. He wrote immediately on his social media he will stop when he wants, not when people think.So it looks to me that he’s not going to give up, he’s going to fight, and I’m really pleased about that. This is the Zlatan I know. I told him, ‘You fought all your life since you were born’. I don’t see a reason not to fight now,” said Mourinho.