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Jose Mourinho confirms talks to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Jose Mourinho confirms talks to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic was soon released by the Red Devils at the end of the season, but United offered a generous gesture by providing him complete access to the club's training facilities.

The Swede suffered a serious knee injury in April and is out of contract.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has called on his side to stop relying on their frontmen for goals this season. "He's not ready to play tomorrow".

"He was very clear, by showing what he did last year, that it was not enough for him", Mourinho was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"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". Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Michael Carrick believes "things are on the up" at Manchester United ahead of the club's opening game of the season against West Ham.

However, with United already repotedly in negotiations with Ibrahimovic, it appears as though they hold the upper hand in the race for his signature.

The signings of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica, midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea and striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton have also lifted the mood.

"But we are involved in four competitions and step by step, match after match we are going to fight". The Champions League is obviously more difficult.

The Swedish striker has been urged to take it easy and not over do it as he attempts to make a quick recovery from major knee surgery.

"I don't think I am in a position to be moaning and crying".

"But if we cannot strengthen the team in this area, we have players we can trust".