Zlatan Ibrahimovic tipped for sensational move back to Manchester United to aid Jose Mourinho's woes

By Mirror: Friday, October 12th 2018 at 13:20 GMT +3 | Premier League
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tipped for sensational Manchester United return [Courtesy]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being lined up for a sensational return to Old Trafford to link up with Jose Mourinho.

The under-fire Portuguese boss wants the 37-year-old to spearhead his stuttering United attack.

The goals have dried up for Romelu Lukaku, while Alexis Sanchez's form has been much maligned this season.

And now ESPN report that he wants to bring the LA Galaxy forward back to Manchester on loan for the remainder of the season.

MLS players are well known for joining Premier League clubs after their season finishes, with Landon Donovan often linking up with Everton. Theirry Henry also rejoined Arsenal on loan from New York Red Bulls.

Mourinho wants to bring the LA Galaxy forward back to Manchester on loan for the remainder of the season [Courtesy]

Only a few days ago the legendary Swedish striker said Mourinho is the man to turn things around at Old Trafford

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The Swede previously worked with Mourinho at both United and Inter Milan and enjoyed great success during their time together at both Old Trafford and San Siro.

Ibrahimovic scored 29 times in his single season with Mourinho in Italy, winning Serie A, and bagged another 29 in 53 games during their Premier League reunion, winning the Europa League and League Cup.

As such, few are as well-versed in the ways and workings of the ‘Special One’.

Ibrahimovic sees similarities between himself and the Portuguese and remembers precisely when he knew that he would give “200 per cent” for a man he believes is a master - manipulator.

Zlatan and Mourinho were together at Inter Milan [Courtesy]

“Why is Mourinho so special? First of all, because he’s a winner - he has this winner mentality.

"He does everything to win," detailed Ibrahimovic, speaking to BetHard.

"He knows the game. He reads the game well. He manipulates, not the game, but the minds of his own players.

"I remember when he came first time in Inter, he made everybody give 200 per cent - but not for the team, not for the club, for him.

"And that for me makes him very special because when he came out on the big stage he was something different.

"He was not that classical coach.

"I remember I had [Fabio] Capello. Capello was hard, was discipline, respected. Mourinho brought that but at the same time brought something else: character.

"He had a different character, this way of expressing himself.”

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