Mourinho set to hand prolific striker a new role at Manchester United

Mourinho set to hand prolific striker a new role at Manchester United

By Mark Weasley

Former Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set for a return to Old Trafford as reports continue to intensify about the legendary Swede. The 35-year-old striker, who suffered a season-ending injury in April is currently sidelined and is expected to return to action next year January, though his progress is going faster than expected.

Manager, Jose Mourinho is keen to add leadership abilities to his squad, and feels that the trophy-winning experience will be key in the quest to win the league title. The Independent reports that the 20-time English champions are set to sign the player on a new deal but that the deal involves him taking his coaching badges at the club with a view to becoming a club coach.

Zlatan had an immediate impact at The Theatre of Dreams last term, after being criticized earlier in his career for not being in the quality of players playing in the Premier League, but he silenced his critics with an exceptional season.

New signing, Romelu Lukaku scored twice on his Premier League debut with the Theatre of Dreams outfit, but Jose wants to win the league, but wants Zlatan to mentor the younger man. Zlatan has not shown his intention to be a manager, but this latest twist has shown a new side to the Swede that no one didn’t even decipher at all.

He signed a 1- year contract at Manchester United last summer, but a knee injury against Anderlecht in April ended his season. He is a classy centre forward, known for his technical skills, finishing, passing and exceptional movement. He has played for the likes of PSG, AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, Ajax and others in what has been a storied career so far, and has shown no signs of decline but with this injury, he might be thinking of life after the beautiful game as he may have admitted that his injury may have robbed him of his wow factor and being Zlatan, he might not want people to remember him for his decline, rather he will want to bow out on a high.

He scored 28 goals last season as United finished sixth on the Premier League campaign, but he was majestic as United won the Europa League Final and EFL cup.

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