Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start training with Manchester United’s first-team on Thursday. Such as Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Morgan Schneiderlin (France), Anthony Martial (France) and Marouane Fellaini (Belgium), the Swede was given an extended break following the Euro 2016 in France.
Speaking to Goal.com, Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is « not ruling out the MLS ». Even if he will turn 35 in October, Ibra maintains that he has no intention to retire in the close future.
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« Once I had decided to leave PSG there were many offers, but with Zlatan that is normal.
« I know that teams from the MLS were interested, but the opportunity to play for Manchester United, and of course to work with my good friend Jose Mourinho again, was impossible to turn down. »
« I would never rule out the MLS in the future. I have a contract with Manchester United, but I feel in great shape. I feel as though I could play until I am 40. It is impossible to predict the future. »
« David [Beckham] is a good friend of mine, and he has asked me to play for his (Miami) team, » Ibrahimovic also said. « For now, I want to achieve big things with Manchester United, but I have a lot of respect for the MLS, and anything is possible. »
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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney said he was looking forward to play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. « I think he has been one of the best strikers in world football over the last 10 years and he has always won trophies everywhere he has been, » Rooney said.
« Ibrahimovic is a huge character so I am looking forward to getting back, training with him and hopefully forming a good partnership and being successful together. »