Manchester United could make sensational swoop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United are reportedly one contact with Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s representatives about a sensational return to Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic spent two seasons in Manchester, scoring 29 goals despite a serious knee injury ruling him out for a large chunk of his second season.

He departed for LA Galaxy and the MLS in 2018 and has become a star in that league too – scoring 31 goals in as many games. However, his contract is up in January and it doesn’t look like he will be signing a new contract there.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb has claimed that United could turn to the 38-year-old as a short-term solution to the club’s lack of striking options.

United sold Romelu Lukaku and let Alexis Sanchez leave on a season-long loan – both went to Inter Milan – but weren’t replaced. This has left United light up front, especially when Anthony Martial was injured.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with a bid for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in January, but a move for Ibrahimovic would no doubt be popular.

However, United are likely to face competition to sign the Swede. He has been linked with a move to AC Milan and Bologna in Italy recently and others would surely be interested in signing him.

But what Ibrahimovic does will be down to him – as is everything he does – and retirement has not been ruled out either.