LA Galaxy tight-lipped on Zlatan Ibrahimovic after talk of 'huge' announcement

Pablo Tucker
July 15, 2017

The Swedish icon arrived at Old Trafford on a one-year deal last summer from Paris Saint-Germain, and his 28 goals were crucial in Manchester United lifting both the EFL Cup and the Uefa Europa League.

Striker Ibrahimovic, 35, is now recovering from knee surgery at Manchester United's training ground.

"Let's make a decision that makes us all happy and if that is for him to stay, and for us to wait, let's say in December - because I don't think before December he can get back to competitive football - but why not wait for a player who gave us so much?" Mourinho replied when asked whether the door was opn for a return for Ibrahimovic.

Mourinho also confirmed that the club tried to sign striker Alvaro Morata last month but could not agree a fee with Real Madrid for the 24-year-old Spain worldwide.

"Everything is so hard I would not like to be in (United executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward's position negotiating because everything is really hard", Mourinho said.

That's a big reason why the Galaxy is reportedly nearing a deal with former Manchester United star Ibrahimovic.

"They have signed a player with vast potential but he has a lot to prove", Neville said.

Mourinho declined to comment on his reported interest in Matic on Friday as his team prepared for the opening game of the club's pre-season tour of the United States against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

Mourinho added: "We wanted to let him make a decision - space and time to think and decide".

"It would be easy for him to hide behind it and to say "it's time stop and go to a different level of football".

Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool all finished above United and Arsenal last season but failed to win a single trophy. But he made the challenge for him to continue at the highest level.

Now recuperating from a serious knee injury, there has also been talk that Manchester United could offer him a new deal if he can recover in time for January.

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