Jose Mourinho wouldn’t stand in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s manner if the Manchester United striker determined he wished to go away the membership.
The 36-year-old, who’s within the closing six months of the contract extension he signed final August, has been linked with a potential transfer to MLS giants LA Galaxy.
The previous Paris Saint-Germain ahead has discovered sport time restricted this season as a result of knee issues and the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal has threatened to curb his involvement within the first crew even additional.
An ESPN report has claimed talks between Galaxy and Ibrahimovic are progressing and, though Mourinho insists the participant has not spoken to him concerning the prospect of a transfer, he says he wouldn’t deny him the prospect to affix one other membership if he wished.
“He instructed me nothing about it,” Mourinho instructed a information convention forward of United’s Premier League match in opposition to Tottenham on Wednesday. “The primary time I heard or learn one thing about that was from you, the media. He by no means talked about that to me. So, I do not know.
“Zlatan is within the final yr of his contract. If — I am saying if, if, if — that’s true and Zlatan needs a future in one other membership, out of the country, we’re right here to assist and create situations for that to occur, to not make his life tough.
“However the very last thing Zlatan instructed me was he wished to recuperate completely and to assist the crew. He’s working onerous to be match. I do not say he’s injured; I feel he’s in a second of attempting to really feel actually prepared for the calls for of Premier League soccer.”
Jose on @Ibra_Official: “He is working onerous to be match. I am not saying injured, as a result of he is not injured. I feel he is attempting to really feel actually prepared for the calls for of Premier League soccer.” #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ZwVE1IpvSd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 29, 2018
Mourinho additionally insisted midfielder Marouane Fellaini needs to remain on the membership, regardless of the Belgium worldwide having but to agree a brand new contract at Outdated Trafford.
“He is a vital participant for me, an amazing skilled, giving every part he can to assist the crew,” stated Mourinho. “There’s a want from myself, the board, and the participant to remain collectively. That is our goal. Are we going to agree? I do not know. What I do know is myself, the board and the participant wish to have a cheerful finish.
“I am pleased together with his contribution, I feel he is been an amazing skilled for us and I do know he needs to stick with us. That is crucial. He is aware of I need him and the membership need him, however there’s a paper to signal and also you solely signal when you’re pleased with what’s written on the paper.”