When Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed a contract extension at Manchester United in the summer, many fans hoped that the striker would play an important role in the season.
However, since returning from a knee injury in November, the 36-year-old has struggled for game time, mainly because of fitness issues.
There were concerns that the injury that he suffered towards the end of last season would end his career.
Even though the former Sweden international fought back to return to action, he has struggled to regain form.
In fact, Ibrahimovic has not played for United since Boxing Day and there no return date has been set.
Due to the forward’s limited minutes, assumptions have been made that the former Barcelona forward would be on his way out of the Old Trafford exit gates this summer.
Mourinho has all but confirmed that Ibrahimovic will not be a Red Devil next season.
During the Portuguese coach’s press conference, the manager told reporters:
“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. 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.”
United fans have been reacting to the news on Twitter.
It may all be over for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, but what an impact he had. I was honoured to be at Old Trafford to see him play in what would be his last game before his injury. Farewell to a lion. #MUFC
— MUFC_Source_ (@MUFC_Source_) March 2, 2018
— True United (@united_true) March 2, 2018
Wish Zlatan had come five years ago. #MUFC
— Ace ✌🏾☮️ (@AceMc122) March 2, 2018
Let him join the coaching staff, need that mentality of hos
— Zora Abdullatif. (@Lixnk) March 2, 2018
— Mzee Savalanga. (@TheKipngeno) March 2, 2018
He'll be missed thank you @Ibra_official
— Jocelyn (Giveneth) ManUtd Lad💞💞 (@kenethpaul1988) March 2, 2018
Off to LA then. pic.twitter.com/km1E2mzbhm
— no way josé (@YoPierre___) March 2, 2018
— JJ ™¹⁶ (@yaboifreshking) March 2, 2018
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