Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, has refused to reveal whether the Swede would remain at Manchester United for another season following his match-winning performance in the League Cup final.
The 35-year-old netted a sensational brace – hallmarked by an 87th minute winner – to hand Jose Mourinho his first trophy as Man United manager.
But it remains unclear as to whether Zlatan, currently on a one year contract, will choose to remain at Old Trafford for another year.
And Raiola, when asked about whether the Swede would sign an extension, was notably coy in his response.
“I never speak about contract details with the press – I think that’s something between the player, the club and myself,” he said.
“I think we should keep it that way and just enjoy the moment and we’ll see what happens next year.”
“I don’t disclude anything. Anything can happen and we will see what happens.
“We’re now concentrated on the next cup. This was a very important cup and very emotional for him, for me and for Mourinho too.
“So let’s just try to give the fans some more cups.”
United fans have recently embraced a new chant for their manager. Conceived at Hull City last month, the ditty insists that, under Mourinho, supporters are “into something good.” And for good reason: they have seen their side claim 16 wins from their last 20 games, win the League Cup and remain in contention for a top four spot and two other trophies.
With this in mind, you have to wonder why Zlatan, after such an encouraging year, would choose to depart Old Trafford when he knows, full well, that Mourinho’s men are heading in an exciting direction.