Zlatan Ibrahimovic has concerns about playing for Manchester United next season

Zlatan, Man United’s free star man

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is like a fine wine; he seems to be getting better with age.

He had a bit of an autumn blip, but the striker is very much on fire once again.

Manchester United’s decision to sign the 35-year-old Swede on a free transfer last summer raised some eyebrows, but he’s dispelled all those doubts, and has proven arguably the Premier League signing of the season.

Aside from a bit of a goal drought in October, Zlatan has been brilliant.

Indeed, even during that goal drought, his performances remained very good, it’s just that he momentarily lost his shooting boots.

Unsure whether to extend

He signed on an initial one-year deal with an option of extending for a second, and possibly even a third.

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United’s decision to offer such a short-term deal now looks a bit disrespectful to the evergreen Zlatan, and the ball is now in his court.

According to the Mirror, the Swede is stalling on extending beyond this season due to concerns over missing out on the Champions League; United are currently 6th, and outsiders to finish in the top 4.

Should United go a second season without Champions League football, Ibra could decide to defect to MLS.