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Zlatan expects Mourinho to bring United 'back to the top'

“I have made my choice. It’s not important for me to have a deal done before the Euros.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC HAS backed Jose Mourinho to bring success back to Manchester United amid reports that both are set for roles at Old Trafford.

The Sweden international has been heavily linked with United since the announcement of his exit from Paris Saint-Germain, though he does not want to discuss his future until after Euro 2016 despite having made a decision.

Mourinho is on the verge of confirming his appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor, the deal reportedly delayed by image-rights issues, and Ibrahimovic expects the Portuguese to add “action” to the club.

“It’s a great move. You want action, you bring Mourinho,” he told reporters. “He’s the man to bring them back to the top. Everywhere he goes, he brings success.”

Van Gaal was removed from his post at Old Trafford despite lifting the FA Cup at the end of his second season, United having missed out on Champions League football while being criticised for an unexciting style of football.

As for his own future, the 34-year-old striker says he has made a decision regarding his next move but his focus for now is on Sweden’s involvement at the Euros, which begins with a clash with the Republic of Ireland in Paris on 13 June.

“The future is already written,” Ibrahimovic said at a press conference in Sweden today. “I have made my choice. It’s not important for me to have a deal done before the Euros. I enjoy reading what the media write. It’s fun.

“There is interest from every country. England, Italy, other countires. There are concrete offers, many alternatives. There is nothing happening right now, it’s European Championships in force.”

Source: MUFC Videos/YouTube

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