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Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps Manchester United guessing on contract extension

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Man of the Match performance in Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Southampton, speculation surrounding the future of the Manchester United striker has unsurprisingly increased. The Swede, who scored a late header to give Jose Mourinho’s side the trophy at Wembley signed from Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer last summer, and has the option of signing on for an extra year at Old Trafford. Yet Ibrahimovic, 35 has refused to confirm if he’ll remain at the Premier League club for another season.

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In quotes carried by BBC Sport, Ibrahimovic, when asked about his future, said:

“We have another two months of the season to go. Let’s see how I feel, the situation. Somebody made up a story that if we don’t qualify for the Champions League I will not extend. It has nothing to do with that.”

Ibrahimovic took his tally for this season to 26 with his brace against Southampton, and Mourinho, who has openly asked for the player to remain at the club, offered the following:  “I never beg for a player to sign a contract.”

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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