Why Manchester United pulled out of race to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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After all, it seems there won’t be any sweet return for Ibra.

Why, you ask?

Manchester United’s administration is not preparing to offer LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract. The Swede is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy following two seasons in Major League Soccer following his departure from Old Trafford in 2018.

The 38-year-old was sensational during his first season at the Theatre of Dreams, scoring 26 goals in all competitions. But a knee injury towards the end of his debut campaign ensured Ibrahimovic was unable to reach the same heights upon his return. However, the Swede rediscovered his form in America and recent reports have linked him with a short-term return to United.

But Sky Sports claim United will not seek a deal for the veteran as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want short-term fixes. The Norwegian boss is keen on signing a striker in January, as there were already reports that personal terms have already been agreed with one forward.

Manchester Unitedd are already expected to target a centre-forward in the new year after struggling for goals so far this season. Due to this very reason, Juventus’ veteran forward Mario Mandzukic has also emerged as a key target for the Red Devils over the past few weeks.

Earlier last week, MLS commissioner Don Graber famously claimed that Ibrahimovic is already on his way to AC Milan – which is another one of his former clubs.

“Zlatan is an interesting character. He keeps me very busy and you need this kind of players like what happened with Beckham a few years ago,” Graber told ESPN. “He is 38 years old and is now being recruited by AC Milan, one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

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