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It's not something urgent — Mourinho on Ibrahimovic

12 Agosto 2017

Manchester United are in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season, says manager Jose Mourinho.

Despite picking up three pieces of silverware, the Red Devils could only muster a sixth-place finish in the league and are aware of the need to improve on that front and meet rising expectations.

"Zlatan is injured and needs time to recover", Mourinho said on Friday.

Mourinho stressed at the end of the 2016-17 season he was keen to bring in four new faces this summer with the club acting quickly to sign Victor Lindelof in June.

Ibrahimovic was a huge success last season after arriving on a free transfer from Paris, before an injury late in the season ruled him out of the Europa League Final. Even though he is 35 years old and coming off a serious injury, no one can deny his talent. Victor can play right-back and centre midfield.

"I understand the reality of the market, of the numbers and that my club by doing 75 percent of what I initially asked did very well".

"He thinks he can do more and wants more at the highest level, so we're having conversations and we're discussing the possibility of him to stay with us for the second part of the season".

"It takes time, I know that from experience of going to United at a young age".

"If I done a interview like that 2 days before the season started Maxi miller and Stevie P would have been having more than words with me". "I'm not a difficult person to work with, in spite of it looking different sometimes". So I don't think he'll be a huge loss to them. "It's not something urgent, that we are desperate to have it done or not done".

The Portuguese coach says he is happy with the window so far. "My teams always had the goalscorer - the guy that scores more goals - but then we had the winger that scored 15 goals, the midfield player that scored 10 goals and we had the central defender that scored five goals". Obviously the [remaining] 25% would be a player for another position playing from the sides.

"It was certainly a position that Manchester United as a team needed to strengthen, and they've gone and done it with Matic".

It's not something urgent — Mourinho on Ibrahimovic