The next chapter
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed today that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave the club at the end of the season.
The Swedish striker came to the Premier League and tick off another league in which he dominated.
Though, his life in Manchester was not as successful as past endeavours.
The player made a brilliant start to life in the English top division but his first season was cut short with the worst injury he had ever suffered.
He only made his comeback over the Christmas period before deciding he was not ready to return to the side.
He is yet to return and may still miss another few weeks before his Old Trafford send-off.
“For Zlatan, we all think it’s his last season at Manchester United and it will be a very personal decision for him to play or to stop,” said Mourinho.
“I think he won the right of choosing his life and his future – he’s such an amazing player with such an amazing career that only that awful injury in the wrong moment broke a fantastic couple of seasons that he could, and should, have with us.
“This season has been really difficult for him. Is he injured? No, he’s not injured.
“Does he feel totally happy and totally ready and totally convinced that he’s in the condition to help the team at this moment? No.
“But he’s such an honest guy and such a champion that he only wants to be back with that feeling of ‘I’m totally ready for it’.
“He’s working hard and, hopefully, his evolution brings him to that level that he wants to have a positive answer.”
Jose Mourinho has confirmed this season will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s last at Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/9wSLBPiBlS
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 2, 2018