According to reports from The Telegraph, Manchester United could miss out on strike target Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer if they decide to keep Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford hot seat for another season.
The under-fire Dutchman’s future at United has been shrouded in speculation for much of the campaign but most particularly since former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho became available in December – with many tipping the Portuguese to take over from LVG at the end of the season.
But should the Red Devils decide to honour the final year of van Gaal’s contract, The Telegraph claim that will likely see them miss out on the PSG frontman, who has bagged a whopping 39 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions this term – including a Champions League strike against Manchester City on Wednesday evening.
The 34-year-old is set to leave Parc de Princes on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season. But he famously criticised van Gaal in his autobiography, I Am Zlatan, and a close friend has claimed the enigmatic Swede will “not walk through the door” at Old Trafford if the 64-year-old is still in charge.
On the other hand, Zlatan is known to be on good terms with Mourinho.