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Mourinho ‘delighted’ as Ibrahimovic signs new Man United deal

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Mourinho 'delighted' as Ibrahimovic signs new Man United deal

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is delighted that Swede striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, ison the road to recovery and has signed a one-year contract with the club.

The 35-year-old former Sweden international made 46 appearances for the Red Devils last season, scoring 28 goals to help his side finish 6th on the Premier League table and winners of the Europa League.

He was released by the club in June after his season was ended prematurely by a knee injury, but he is expected to be fit again in December.

“After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return,” said manager Jose Mourinho.

“We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us.

“I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season.”

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Ibrahimovic, who initially joined United on free transfer in July 2016, had been recuperating at United’s training ground after knee surgery.

Meanwhile, after a brilliant display last season, the Swede star made the 24-man shortlist compiled by Fifa legends for the 2017 FIFA Best men’s player award.

He has now signed a new deal with the Manchester side and will wear the jersey number 10.

“It was always mine and the club’s intention for me to stay,” Ibrahimovic said.

“I cannot wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch, but I also know that I have to take my time to make sure that I am ready.”

 

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