Jose Mourinho considering shock January bid to bring back Zlatan Ibrahimovic – report

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering a shock January move to bring back Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the MLS.

The 37-year-old enjoyed a sensational first season at Old Trafford, netting 27 goals, but a serious injury in April 2017 reduced him to only a handful of appearances last season ahead of joining LA Galaxy in February.

And he has unsurprisingly taken the MLS by storm, scoring an incredible 21 goals in 25 games, passing 500 career goals in the process.

According to ESPN, Mourinho is considering the option of bringing Zlatan back into the fold over the January transfer window.

It is unequivocally true that Zlatan’s departure in February has culminated in a marked decline in mood and results from United. There has been an element of flimsiness creeping into the team which you just know Zlatan wouldn’t stand for.

I would not be against Zlatan popping back to Manchester every fortnight or so to smash a few heads together, galvanise the group, and tell Mourinho to play Fred more often.

But the idea of Zlatan, now 37, returning to play for United feels all kinds of wrong. His knee was not up to it a year ago; nothing has changed in that respect.

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