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Manchester United begin contract talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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He stays.

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Ibrahimovic is the nuts.
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Jose Mourinho has said that Manchester United’s fight to get back to their dominant selves is a struggle, so much so that he compared it to the club having, ‘a giant on our chest.’ Perhaps he’s just been enduring a few bouts of sleep paralysis. Which, incidentally, is something Chris Smalling and Phil Jones suffer from when they’re on the pitch.

Javier Hernandez has said that to start his West Ham career at Old Trafford is ‘very special.’ In some ways, it’s a shame that Hernandez left United in mardy circumstance, but it’s a two-way street. While United should have been good enough to create the chances that he needs to prosper, it would have been nice if Hernandez had improved only a little bit at his all-round game.

Danny Rose has, amid speculation that Manchester United wouldn’t half mind signing him, made it pretty clear what he wants. He has told The Sun that he wants a wage, he wants Spurs to actually spend some money, he wants trophy, and he wants to play in the North again. United can give him money, and they’re in the North. They also won two trophies last season.

Gareth Bale has again said he’s pretty happy to stay at Real Madrid, and you would imagine if United are going for Rose seriously this summer, they wouldn’t have the cash to also chase Bale. As well as that, Rose would add a decent attacking aspect to United’s left wing with his arrival anyway.

Nemanja Matic has said that the Premier League title is United’s main target this season. It makes sense to prioritise the title that is most realistic, and the league is far more achievable than the Champions League, but perhaps the Carabao Cup is even more obvious.

And lastly, United have started contract negotiations with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.