Ibrahimovic said: If Manchester United need me, I’m here.
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he could still play for his former club Manchester United when his contract ends in November.
The 37-year-old Swede left Old Trafford last year for Los Angeles, he scored a brace in their Sunday’s breathtaking 3-3 draw with rivals LAFC taking his tally to 46 goals in 49 competitive appearances.
He said: “I could operate comfortably in the Premier League, so if United needs me, I’m here.”
He put pen to paper for a new deal to stay with LA Galaxy for the 2019 campaign in December.
United have been left with no senior cover in attack after agreeing to send Alexis Sanchez on loan to Inter Milan for the rest of the season. The Chilean international is said to have his Inter Milan medical today, he made the decision of joining The Nerazzurri after his former Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku persuaded him to join him at the San Siro. Lukaku joined the Italian giants towards the end of the Premier League summer transfer window.
Manchester United currently left with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and 17-year-old Mason Greenwood as Solskjaer’s only striking options.
Ibrahimovic had been battling serious knee ligament damage, the injury that led to an unexpected end to his superb first season at Old Trafford, where he scored 28-goals that helped them overcome the Europa League and the EFL Cup.
He only made seven appearances in his second season before joining the United States club, where he continues keeping a tab on his former club United.
Ibrahimovic will not be available for selection till January window after the MLS season finishes. But he mentioned he could still be available for a new challenge if he obtains silverware with Galaxy.
He said that he still watches Manchester United’s matches and emphasised that they were unfortunate in their home defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday. Marcus Rashford missed a penalty in the loss, just as teammate Paul Pogba had done in the draw at Wolves five days ago before their home loss.
He continues saying: “If they score the penalty it’s a different game, but a game in England is not finished until it’s finished. Anything can happen, especially in the last minutes where everything is in the heat of the moment.”
Zlatan added: “Nah, I accomplish my goal in Europe, I enjoyed it, I have 33 trophies that I carried with me here and probably, I can acquire something here. Afterwards, we will see where that adventure ends. But Galaxy has me, so I’m sorry,”
He also explained that he is still in touch with his former teammate Paul Pogba, who has remained with a move away from United to Real Madrid this summer.
Paul Pogba’s future has been a dilemma all summer, but United are adamant the France international will not leave during this window.
“I communicate with him. A lot of advice I give – but nothing I share with you!” He added.