English Premier League side Manchester United are set to extend the contract of forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic by a year.
Manager Jose Mourinho made the revelation, according to the BBC. The 35-year old former Sweden international joined Old Trafford during the summer on a free transfer from French side, Paris St Germain.
Ibrahimovic left PSG after four years at the end of last season on a free transfer with the option of a year extension. In 17 games, his eight goals returns have earned him a new deal of another year.
“We are going to execute the option of a second season. After that he can do what he wants,” Mourinho disclosed.
Ibrahimovic has recorded brilliant stats in various clubs he has played for in his career, and might play beyond his second year at United before he hangs his boot. The 35-year old player scored 62 goals in 116 games for Sweden before he retired this year as captain.
Ibrahimovic is a highly decorated player, having won a title since 2001 playing for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, and PSG before his move to England. The striker is set to have a statue in his honour. The statue is set to be erected in Stockholm after he was named as the country’s top player for a 10th successive year.
“For the moment we haven’t had any discussions. I have a contract that says one plus one year. I feel fresh, I feel in shape and physically if I feel like now, probably it will be a second year. I want to be realistic with myself – I want to be able to perform like I can do and not waste time. Now it is probably a yes, but I need discussions,” Ibrahimovic said.
Whatever the reason be, but, one team whom Howard Webb would have benefitted the most by his decisions was Manchester United.
If there was ever a marginal moment on the ground in a United-match and it was Webb referring, you could have bet that the decision was not going in the favour of United’s opposition.
Webb though, through his first book which is set to hit the markets in a couple of days, has revealed a call he had taken against United behind the scenes and how it had angered United’s coach Ferguson. Continue reading WEBB NOT A UNITED FAN
Manchester United player Ashley Young could join Premier League rivals Crystal Palace this summer, according to bookies.
The Red Devils winger is yet to know his fate as coach Jose Mourinho remains undecided over his future at the club. Alan Pardew is believed to be interested in the youngster, especially as he is about to lose Yannick Bolasie to Everton on a £25 million deal.
There are reports that Young is high up on the shortlist to replace the talented winger who is keen on joining a strengthening Everton squad. Palace could land the 31-year old, even with odds of 9/5 according to BetStars. The report say that only Crsytal Palace is the frontrunner in the emerging list of interested clubs. With Jose Mourinho spoilt for choice in the attack, it is very unlikely that the player would played only 14 games last season would get enough calls this season. Since joining in the summer of 2011 for £18 million from Aston Villa, Young has had his fair share of good time under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
Palace are in the news as they are keen on brining in Christian Benteke from Liverpool as Pardew hopes to bolster his attacking options. They signed Englishman Andros Townsend from Newcastle earlier this summer after the Magpies were relegated to the English championship. However, the move of Bolasie leaves them desperate to snap Ashley Young. Mourinho is believed would not object to the deal, especially after signing Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world record fee of £89 million. Palace are aware of the increased competition from their rivals in the Premier League, hence their efforts at ensuring they have a tight squad to handle the opposition this season.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a massive success at Manchester United if ever the Swedish international sign for them.
There are indeed plenty of rumors that Zlatan Ibrahimovic might sign for the Manchester club during the summer. He is available on a free-transfer after having left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.
Now that Sweden is out of the Euros, it is believed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make an announcement about his future. Manchester United is on the look for a quality striker as the look out to build a team that can challenge teams such as Manchester City and Chelsea for the title.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has announced his international retirement with Sweden said that he wants to focus on club football for the remaining time of his career.
Eden Hazard that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a big name in football and that he will certainly improve a team like Manchester United. He believes that he will help the Red Devils win trophies not only in England but also in Europe. He said that he is a quality player, and he will be a great addition to the Premier League.
There is also news that Manchester United might make a move for HenrikhMkhitaryan. The Borussia Dortmund player will be out of contract next year and the German club will not want to let him go on a free and might be opened to the right offer. It is believed that the player may be available for a fee of £26m. However, Manchester United may experience a tug of war with Arsenal, who are also interested in signing the player especially now that Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with Leicester City.
English Premier League side Machester United are reported to have turned their interest to Arsenal play maker Aaron Ramsey if the club fails to land Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer. The Red Devils are in reported to be in talks with the Bundesliga giant but they want a backup plan in case the deal doesn’t go through.
According to The Sun report, Jose Mourinho thinks Ramsey could grow to become the next Frank Lampard if the join the Red Devils team. The Albanian remains the top target for this summer for the midfield position but Mourniho is believed to be preparing options for the club. Continue reading UNITED WANT RAMSEY OR MKHITARYAN
England captain Wayne Rooney believes that the manager should be given full-credit the way he turns things around in the match against Wales. Indeed, England was 1-0 down after Gareth Bale has scored an impressive free-kick from distance and was struggling to create chances.
Roy Hodgson made some inspiring changes after the break when he sent on Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge. They replaced Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, who were ineffective in the first half. Continue reading Rooney: Give Hodgson Credit
Manchester United have moved from within one point of the fourth place with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. This keeps their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.
Manchester United did not have to do a lot to win this game given the poor performance by Crystal Palace. The Red Devils opened the scoring in the 4th minute when Damien Delaney scored an own goal following a Darmian cross.
Continue reading Manchester United beat Crystal Palace to put pressure on Arsenal
Louis van Gaal expressed his delight at beating Manchester City in a crucial derby last weekend.
Even though United managed only in narrow 1-0 win, it represented three points and a major boost to their aspirations of finishing in the top four. It may still not be enough to save Van Gaal’s job, as the Dutchman is odds-on favourite to get the sack in the summer. However, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager says that United can build on that performance from now till the end of the season. Marcus Rashford came up with a goal in the 16th minute to give the troubled United manager some respite from the criticism.
United have closed the gap on rivals City to just one point, although they have slipped behind West Ham into the sixth spot. Following the early exit from the Champions League and the aggregate 3-1 loss against Liverpool in the Europa League, Van Gaal was hoping for some good news. Rashford has been an excellent find from the youth academy and the 18-year-old striker has already scored three in four league appearances. Only time will tell if he becomes the next Bobby Charlton or Federico Macheda, who made a similar start only to falter later. One thing is for sure, on his £50,000 a week wages he won’t have to worry about getting a discount card Manchester!? Continue reading Louis van Gaal expressed his delight at beating Manchester City