Manchester United Football Club made one of the truly great free agent signings of recent times, when Jose Mourinho brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic. At 35, many (myself included), didn’t expect too much from the influential forward, but my has he delivered.
The former PSG man now has an amazing 27 goals in all competitions, including so many important ones like that brace in the EFL Cup final against Southampton.
He’s just been truly brilliant to watch and it’s a shame that he came here so late on and he’s really turned into one of my favourite players. Now, the striker has been speaking to the media about his future plans, and admitted that he’s getting older and perhaps he only has a few years left in the game.
Zlatan then went on to discuss just how happy he is at Manchester United, admitting that having two trophies already, with another two to play for is a really good return. You’d have to agree with him, and you’d also say that we have really good chance at lifting the Europa League if everything goes well.
“I’m 35,” Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying by The Telegraph. “A lot of things have to be settled. It’s not like I’m 20 and I have another five or 10 years. Probably I have one, two, three years so everything depends on what you want and what the club wants, what the vision of the club is because I said from day one I didn’t come here to waste time, I came here to win. If you want to win bigger then you have to create bigger.”
“We are doing everything to create chances and to take our chances. The table of the competition is not lying. The team is what it is and we have done I think a great season and we have won two out of five trophies and have two more to play for. If we got those points we would be higher but I think we have done great we have done good for the team that is and then the table is not lying. If we would be higher the team would be better, yes, but it is what it is.”
“We have to be realistic. We have been working hard. There are still two months to go. A lot of things can happen. Of course we want to get the win. The nice thing is that we have not been losing for a lot of games, so it is what it is and if we would have been a team for no.1 spot, we would be No.1 today.”
He certainly talks a lot of sense, and he’s been in the game long enough to know that anything can happen in the future. Recent reports linking Zlatan with a move to the MLS are quite worrying, because the lifestyle out there would be pretty good for him; and it would be a much more casual league for him to ply his trade in, which may suit him.