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Zlatan Ibrahimovic wouldn’t be playing for Manchester United this season if it weren’t for Jose Mourinho who insisted on signing him, but despite expressing his wish to have him aboard next season as well, the Portuguese made it clear he wouldn’t hold it against the Swede if he decided to look elsewhere for a new challenge.
I am just calm and waiting for his decision. If he decides to stay and he is happy with that, we are delighted with that. If he decides to leave and try to find a different challenge, I will be also happy for him
Mourinho told Sky Sports, expanding a little bit on why exactly he feels this way.
He is a big part of our team, but the human being is more important than the player and the team. If his decision is to leave and try to be happy with his family and have a different reality, so be it
the Portuguese manager said. Ibrahimovic signed a one-year deal last summer, but if he decides so, he can stay at Old Trafford for a second season. He has hinted he is seriously thinking about it, but hasn’t made a decision yet.