Jose Mourinho has confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be offered a chance to stay at Manchester United beyond the initial one year contract he signed this summer.
Ibrahimovic, 34, signed a one-year contract as a free agent following the expiration of his deal at PSG, and Mourinho has confirmed he expects the Swede to be at the club for two years at least.
“I see him happy; I ask him every day, because I know how important it is for a family guy like he is,” Mourinho said.
“I ask every day about his wife, kids, house, integration, and he is happy.
“Everybody is happy, his motivation is happy, so I have no doubt that he will be here for two years.”
The former Barcelona striker has already started making an impact at Old Trafford, first scoring a spectacular acrobatic goal in his first ever game for the club in a 5-2 pre-season friendly win over Galatasaray, and then scoring the winner in the Community Shield against Leicester City.
He was also on target as the Premier League kicked-off last weekend, scoring the third in United’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
Mourinho also believes the presence of the former AC Milan striker will have a positive influence on United’s youngsters, especially strikers Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Already, Rashford has described the big striker as ‘phenomenal’, after training and observing him from close quarters.
It will be the second time Mourinho has mentioned keeping Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford beyond the current campaign.