Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his optimism after Jose Mourinho confirmed that Manchester United would activate a one-year extension clause on his existing contract.
Mourinho, speaking prior to Man United’s Europa League game with Feyenoord on Thursday, revealed that the club would offer the Swede another year at Old Trafford.
Ibrahimovic, who signed on a free back in July, has netted eight goals under the 53-year-old so far this season.
The 35-year-old, speaking at a press conference earlier today, gave his thoughts on the prospect of playing under Mourinho for another year.
“For the moment we haven’t had any discussions,” he said.
“I have a comment that says one plus one. I feel good, I feel fresh, I feel in shape, so it will probably be a second year. I want to perform like I can do and not waste time.
“The second year goes automatic after one, so if it continues like this, yes.”
United’s second season under Mourinho, much like with Louis van Gaal‘s second season, can go one of two ways: either they crash and burn, the dressing room falls apart, and the Portuguese is dismissed after another fruitless campaign; the other possibility is that United emphatically hit their stride, gelling into a group of integrated, thoroughbred world-beaters.
It is no doubt that, should this team truly gel, Zlatan would come to life. The 35-year-old has managed to net eight goals already this season, playing for a heavily-maligned, confidence sapped side still learning Mourinho’s methods. Just imagine the damage he could cause when United actually start performing and churning out results – a salivating prospect to say the least.