Manchester United likely won't offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic new contract

Manchester United likely won't offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic new contract

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United future will become clearer when the Premier League's retained list is revealed on Friday. Ibrahimovic has an option in his contract to extend his stay another 12 months but it is believed United will opt out of that option.

Veteran Swede Ibrahimovic was one of the stars of the 2016/17 season - his first in England after a decorated career on the continent - but is soon to be out of contract at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals, including a victor in the EFL Cup final against Southampton, before suffering a knee injury during United's Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht. The effect that one season alongside the "Lion" will have on the likes of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard could pay dividend for years to come. As it was, he was named in the starting line-up for 27 of the Red Devils' top-flight matches. He was the top scorer for the Red Devils and didn't play the end of the season due to a awful injury.

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ARE expected to confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure on Friday when the club releases its annual player retention list.

The sources said United have decided it does not make economic sense to continue to pay Ibrahimovic reported wages of more than £300,000-a-week with no prospect of him playing for at least the first five months of the season.

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