‘I’m very expensive’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejects talk of a loan move back to Manchester United as he jokes ex-club would struggle to afford him
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected talk of returning to Manchester United on loan
- The LA Galaxy star is in the midst of attempting to fire his side into the play-offs
- Jose Mourinho has also played down the prospect of the Swede’s return
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played down the prospect of a move back to Manchester United by joking his former club would struggle to afford him.
The Swede has been focused on firing LA Galaxy into the MLS play-offs, but with the season approaching a close in the States, reports have surfaced over a possible loan deal.
It is not uncommon for the top stars in the US to spend part of the break in European football, with Robbie Keane , David Beckham and Landon Donovan all spending some of their winter break back in action on the other side of the pond.
LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected talk of a return to Manchester United
However, the prospect of Ibrahimovic doing the same has been quashed by the man himself.
Asked if he had any intention of moving back to Old Trafford after the season finished, he told reporters: ‘Not in my picture. I’m here, I’m happy here and I have a game on Sunday.
‘That is all my focus is on. And by the way, I’m very expensive also, so…’
Jose Mourinho also played down talk of re-signing the striker at his press conference on Friday
Manchester United’s struggles this season have been well documented, and while Mourinho has been pre-occupied with problems at the back, his strikers have also failed to fire on all cylinders.
However, asked about a solution in January to Romelu Lukaku’s problems, the Portuguese said: ‘We are not in the best situation to try to think about resting players or try to find solutions, the solutions is to play the players we have.’
LA Galaxy face Houston Dynamo on the last weekend of the regular MLS season and victory would secure their place in the post-season play-offs.
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