Zlatan hints at extended Manchester United stay

Date published: Saturday 13th August 2016 11:39

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is open to extending his stay at Manchester United.

The 34-year-old former Sweden striker was reunited with Jose Mourinho, who he worked with at Inter Milan, after signing a one-year deal at Old Trafford last month following his departure from Paris St Germain.

And after netting the winner in United’s Community Shield victory over Premier League champions Leicester at Wembley last week on his competitive debut, Ibrahimovic has refused to rule out the possibility of prolonging his time with the Red Devils.

“I don’t believe there is anyone who could say ‘no’ to Manchester United,” he said in a Sky Sports interview.

“Even the name sounds cool. It’s massive. It’s top level. I played for Barcelona and also for Juventus and Milan, it’s the same thing, but I think this could be one step more.

“Turning down a challenge does not exist in my world. I have been in every country, now England, and this is why I find the adventure cool. I came, I won, I went. Hopefully I can do the same here.

“Let’s see what happens. You never know. It could be more than two (years), it could be more than three, let’s see how long I feel like I can perform.

“I will not be somewhere only because I am Ibrahimovic. I will be somewhere because I can perform and bring results. It’s about coming and winning and making Manchester United shine again.”

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