Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Jose Mourinho is the ideal manager for Manchester United

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Ibrahimovic scored 23 goals in two seasons with Juve, winning his first Serie A title in Turin before moving to Inter in 2006.

According to Chris Bascombe of the Daily Telegraph, the club were ready to make Ibrahimovic the highest-paid player in the division.

Newspaper Sport Expressen reports that Ibrahimovic will sign a new one-year contract at Old Trafford, but would like to stay for another two years.

The Swedish striker arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer from PSG last summer and many questioned whether he would be able to cut it in the Premier League in the latter stages of his career.

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has explained how Jose Mourinho can be manipulative as he knows how to get the very best performance levels out of him.

"It's not personal what I have". And a player of Zlatan's status wouldn't want to miss out on big matches, and under the circumstances, Jose Mourinho will have a tough time to hold on to the Swede global.

Despite wanting the forward to stay, United are preparing for life without him.

'What I would say is, it will be impossible for him to play every single match in that period, ' Neville said.

The former Paris Saint-Germain forward is now serving a three-match Premier League suspension and will miss United's Sunday lunchtime game at struggling Middlesbrough.

Discussing the positives and negatives of Rashford's reduced game time in 2016-17, eight-time Premier League victor Neville said: "He is not getting overplayed, he is able to learn at a more calm pace". He can have confidence knowing he will play.

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