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Mourinho: Why I Wanted Zlatan Back

Jose Mourinho: Why I Wanted Zlatan Ibrahimovic Back

By David Kappel - Aug 25, 2017 10:05 AM @kappilinho

On Thursday afternoon, Manchester United announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had rejoined the club, and manager Jose Mourinho has now revealed why he wanted the 35-year-old striker back.

Read: Official: Zlatan Rejoins Man Utd

Ibrahimovic's initial contract with the Red Devils had expired in June, with United opting against exercising a clause to extend the deal.

However, on Thursday, the club announced that the Swede, who is currently recovering from a serious knee injury, has signed a new one-year contract.

"We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us," Mourinho told United's official website.

"After his contribution last season, he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return.

"I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season."

Read: UCL Draw Confirmed: Real With Tough Group, Man Utd Lucky

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 appearances in his debut season for the Red Devils, helping them lift three titles in the process.

The striker will now wear the No. 10 jersey at United after new club record signing Romelu Lukaku picked up the No. 9 shirt the Swede wore last season.

Do you think United made the right decision in trusting Ibrahimovic, despite his long-term injury? Have your say in the comments section below.


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exceakamaru@hotmail.com Joined: 26 Aug 2017
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exceakamaru@hotmail.com Aug 26, 2017 11:41 AM
Remember how we were outclassed by Real Madrid, our team is very slow especially on midfield
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exceakamaru@hotmail.com Aug 26, 2017 11:40 AM
at the moment Man U is just wasting money
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Faysal Aug 26, 2017 10:31 AM
Ok
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Sbuh® Aug 26, 2017 12:27 AM
Welcome back Zlatan✊
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musa005 Aug 25, 2017 02:10 PM
Come the second half of the season, Zlatan will be killing people
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fora91 Aug 25, 2017 01:55 PM
Copy and paste. From All football.
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Im..Khosination.. Aug 25, 2017 01:16 PM
Man u this season will gv other teamz a hard season cz they dnt settle 4anythin bt a win
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tebogo gm mahlaba Aug 25, 2017 01:13 PM
Big up.
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siyabongz Aug 25, 2017 11:50 AM
I'm afraid of Man U this season
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mrango7 Aug 25, 2017 11:21 AM
LUKAKU AND IBRA HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE
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Mpho Poster Aug 25, 2017 11:21 AM
@thasbu@143 yu know soccer. I wish yu were an editor my bro. Spot on. N by then maybe Romelu would be injured or something. Plus he will learn more things from this great legend
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Im..Khosination.. Aug 25, 2017 11:20 AM
They made a very good decision this Zlatan guy means business when it comes to football he can score at any angle
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 25, 2017 11:15 AM
Thanks coach to bring him back bcz his the one of the best strikers in all around the world
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PASSWORD Aug 25, 2017 11:13 AM
Good
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thasbu@143 Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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thasbu@143 Aug 25, 2017 11:12 AM
This a very well calculated decision. The second part of the season is always the demanding and daunting one. I suppose I agree with JM sentiments.

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