Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club are currently in talks with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic about re-signing him for the second half of the season once he recovers fully from his knee injury, according to the Independent.

The 35-year-old Swede was not re-signed by Manchester United after his one-year contract with the club expired at the end of last season but the club have now opened talks with the player.

The big striker was prolific for the Red Devils, finding the back of the net a staggering 28 times in his first season in English football.

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His season was cut short horrifically after injuring ligaments in his knee in the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final second-leg against Belgian side Anderlecht in April.

Mourinho said:

He wants more at football’s highest level, so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season.

United fans will certainly want Ibrahimovic back at Old Trafford after the Swedish striker instantly became a fan favourite due to his charisma and goal-scoring attributes.

His best moments in a United shirt were possibly the League Cup final against Southampton, where he bagged two goals to help the Red Devils lift the trophy.

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