The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern were very excited at the thought of Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to Old Trafford this season. The Swede’s original contract expired at the end of the last term, and injury put an end to his campaign prematurely.
Nonetheless, the Red Devils saw fit to extend his time at the club, and that was generating a lot of anticipation amongst fans – especially given how instrumental he was in their last campaign.
However, it hasn’t quite worked out how they had planned. He’s yet to make much of an impact, and injury has continued to plague his tenure.
Now, it looks as though his time at the club could be coming to an end. According to the Daily Mail, Ibrahimovic is already making plans for life after Old Trafford, with his family looking at properties in Los Angeles ahead of a potential move to LA Galaxy.
Mourinho clearly had big plans for the Swede, with the Portuguese boss clearly a big fan stretching back to their time together at Inter Milan. That relationship worked wonders in the 2016/17 campaign, but it has been markedly less successful this term.
He’s reportedly on his way back to full fitness, which is a boost, but it does appear that his return will be short-lived. Indeed, a departure is looking increasingly likely come the summer – with another contract offer unlikely to come his way.
Ibrahimovic has been a good servant for Man Utd, albeit only for a short period of time, but it’s evidently coming to an end.
He’s lost his spot to Romelu Lukaku, and whilst he’ll still do a job as second-choice, that likely isn’t the role that he wants.
It’s now up to him to put in a good shift as his career at Old Trafford slowly comes to an end.
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