Over the summer, Manchester United Football Club made arguably one of the greatest free transfers in the history of the sport. Jose Mourinho lured his mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the club, after his contract at PSG wound down to it’s end.
At this point, Ibrahimovic has scored a sensational 28 goals in all competitions, which is made all the more impressive when you consider that the influential Swede is now 35-years-old.
Honestly, I don’t think anyone expected this kind of output from the striker, and he deserves every single ounce of credit that is coming his way.
Now Ibrahimovic has been reflecting upon his career in an interview with BT Sport, and he has hinted at retirement, by claiming he doesn’t know how long he has left.
“I will not lie, the season has been great. But I’m always comparing my seasons to the seasons I’ve been doing. My last season was amazing.” Ibrahimovic told BT Sport, quoted by The Sun.
“I’m happy I chose this club because I think this club is the biggest in Manchester, in England and one of the biggest in the world.
“I have nothing else to prove, everything has been said. I want to collect as many trophies as possible and enjoy.”
“I don’t know how long I have left. Rashford, Lingard have long careers in front of them. I was there 15 years ago, I don’t know how long I have left.”
I’ve always said that when you’ve had such an outstandingly good career, you simply have to go out on top. There have recently been rumours linking him with a potential move to the MLS to collect one final payday, but honestly, I don’t see any logic in that.
At the end of the day, it is absolutely no secret that he cannot go on forever and I’d genuinely be surprised if he lasted much longer than another season or two.
Personally, I’d love for him to commit to another twelve months at the Theatre of Dreams, but I just don’t see it. The rigours of the English game will take their toll on anyone, and as this campaign has gone on, Ibrahimovic has certainly looked like he is getting a little weary.