Mourinho Says Will Not Stop Ibrahimovic From Leaving

Mourinho Says Will Not Stop Ibrahimovic From LeavingMourinho Says Will Not Stop Ibrahimovic From Leaving

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will not stand in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s way if he wants to leave Old Trafford.

According to SBS News, the striker, currently sidelined with a knee injury, has been linked with Los Angeles Galaxy.

“Zlatan is in the last year of his contract,” Mourinho said. “If, if, if - and he said nothing to me - but if, if, if that is true, and Zlatan wants a future in another club in another country, we are here to help and create conditions to help, not to make his life difficult.”

Ibrahimovic, 36, signed a one-year contract extension last summer but has been limited to just seven appearances this term due to injury.

Asked about suggestions Ibrahimovic could leave, Mourinho said at a press conference: “He told me nothing about it. I read from somewhere or saw on some TV channel, he never mentioned that to me, so I don’t know.” Mourinho has also expressed hope that Marouane Fellaini could sign a new contract. The Belgium midfielder is in the final year of his present deal and there has been speculation he too could move on.

“He’s a very important player for me,” Mourinho said. “He’s a great professional who is giving everything he can to help the team and there is a desire from myself, the board and the player to stay together, that’s our objective”.

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