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Reports: Zlatan To Leave Manchester United This Week

Reports: Zlatan To Leave Manchester United This Week

Reports in the U.S. claim that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played his last game for Manchester United striker apparently on the verge of a move to Major League Soccer. ESPN report that United are going to allow Ibra to break his contract early in order to sign a deal with an MLS club, with LA Galaxy believed to be leading the chase for his signature.

The 36-year-old last played for United on St Stephen's Day, trooping off as a substitute against Burnley at Old Trafford. He has been out injured since, suffering a muscle injury having only just returned from the serious knee injury sustained against Anderlecht in the Europa League.

It now appears that Ibrahimovic will not see out the contract extension he signed while injured, and will move to the States to end a remarkable career. The Swedish striker had an admirable scoring rate at Old Trafford: 29 goals in 53 games, which included two goals in the League Cup final against Southampton along with goals in the Community Shield final and in league games against Manchester City and Liverpool.

If Ibrahimovic does leave as expected, it will be the first time that he has failed to win a league he has played in, and will likely now retire without winning the European Cup.

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[ESPN]

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Gavin Cooney
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