Zlatan Ibrahimovic is predicted to depart PSG this summer season (Photo: Getty Images)Manchester United have reportedly introduced Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic a one-year contract with an option for an additional season.The player’s agent, Mino Raiola, has denied this is the case although his claims have carried out little to dissuade people who believe there is no smoke without fire.Jose Mourinho and Ibrahimovic are known to be close with the Swedish striker having complemented his former coach publicly on numerous occasions.The stage would is perfectly set for a reunion once United have played their FA Cup final with Crystal Palace.Louis van Gaal, however, stands in the way of that scenario. Manchester United’s current manager is contracted until June 2017 and is confident he is going nowhere.The Dutchman is adamant he will stay, has no intention of retiring and is forcing United’s hand to dismiss him if they want to, something they have completed everything to avoid this season.The leaks that the United job is Mourinho’s are coming out for a reason.
Ed Woodward doesn’t want to dismiss a coach he forcefully pushed to hire just two seasons ago but would welcome a split by mutual consent.Despite his advancing years, Ibrahimovic would represent an exciting signing for Manchester United. He is box office and will continue to be, he has a monumental ego that is constantly backed up by impeccable performances on the pitch.Will Louis van Gaal be at Manchester United next season? (Image: Getty Photos)The Premier League would be difficult to adapt to at 34, but you would be hard pressed to bet against him being a success at Old Trafford if he was working under Mourinho.It is very, very (cheap fifa coins online) unlikely the story of United’s offer to Ibrahimovic is untrue and it may well be that the timing of the leak has forced Raiola to speak out.
Given Van Gaal’s public request for ‘fast, creative players in attack’ the addition of Zlatan would be the polar opposite.The fact the pair are known to not to get on – Zlatan has labelled the Dutchman a ‘pompous ass’ – adds to the idea Ibrahimovic is being courted for someone other than Van Gaal.At this stage in his career, Ibrahimovic will have a huge amount of money in the bank and has won almost every honour there is to win in top level football.Why would he come to operate with Van Gaal once again when it is almost guaranteed to be unpleasant and stressful for all involved? He doesn’t need it.It may be different if this was his last chance to lift the European Cup but United aren’t even in it for at least one year.United are seemingly planning for life after Van Gaal in the hope the Dutchman will see this and retire.Whatever happens is it would be a huge surprise if Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Louis van Gaal were at United together next season. know more
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