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Manchester United will give Zlatan Ibrahimovic a second year

One more year! One more year!

Manchester United Training and Press Conference Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

It's no great surprise, but we had confirmation today that Manchester United will be exercising their option to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the club for a second season. Speaking at his pre-Europa League press conference, Mourinho said:

Zlatan’s situation is simple: he has a one-plus-one contract with the club and we will execute the option of a second season. He’s happy, committed and loving his life as a football player at United. This is probably the last big challenge of his wonderful career, so it is perfect for him to be here for the next 18 months and then he owns the decision of his future.

While Ibrahimovic's finishing hasn't been quite as deadly as it could have been, he is still United's top scorer this season and is, by all accounts, venerated as a living god by the younger members of United's squad. But while he's probably not a bad player to have knocking around the place, it'll be a cause for some concern if he's first-choice in 18 months time.

Ibrahimovic, who should be fresh for Thursday's game having sat out the draw with Arsenal, was also talking to the press today, and seems to be enjoying life in England:

The Premier League is very exciting — the game is tough, very physical. When I try to play physical, I get yellow cards, but it’s okay. I don’t think any team here controls the game like in other countries — anything can happen here.