Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

Manchester United likely won't offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic new contract

Manchester United likely won't offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic new contract

Manchester United are expected to confirm that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not been offered a new contract when the club publishes its retained list of players at 9am today.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a stellar season for the Red Devils this past year and the Swede proved why he is one of the best players in the world.

Manchester United appeared keen to keep the player despite his reported reluctance to keep claiming his massive salary when out injured. He not only scored the victor late in the Community Shield, but scored late on to seal the EFL Cup against Southampton. The list shows who is being let go at the end of their contract on June 30, although situations can still change.

He however didn't end the campaign well as he sustained a knee ligament injury during the Europa League quarterfinal with Anderlecht on April 20.

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Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals for United and became hugely popular among the supporters but, at 35, he is not expected to be kept on with manager Jose Mourinho looking at recruiting a new first-choice "number 9" - Daily Telegraph.

Then there is the expense of retaining the highly-paid striker at a club that he will be unable to play for during half the campaign.

Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata is just one of the names mentioned to relpace Ibrahimovic in the summer, after United cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid's Antione Griezmann.

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