Jose Mourinho: Manchester United fans should urge Ibrahimovic to sign new deal

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United fans should urge Ibrahimovic to sign new deal

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SportsCafe Desk

02/27/2017

Manager Jose Mourinho has called for Manchester United fans to camp in front of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's house to force the striker to sign a contract extension with the club after the Swede struck a brace to secure his side's 3-2 victory over Southampton in the League Cup final on Sunday.

Mourinho, who previously managed Ibrahimovic at Inter Milan, was instrumental in the 35-year-old moving to Old Trafford in June last year, and the striker has been in sublime form scoring 26 goals in all competitions. The club is hoping he will stay for another season, but there are reports that the player is weighing his options.

"I never beg a player to play for me," Mourinho was quoted as saying by Reuters. "One day he decided to go to Barcelona, and I was very sad but did nothing to try to stop him to go.

"I don't beg. But if needed maybe the United fans can go to the door of his house and stay there all night. We will all believe he is going to stay here for us one more season.

"I was his manager (at Inter), I knew the potential. Only a silly player comes to England at 35 years of age and with the successful career he has had. Only a silly one comes here if he doesn't feel that he can do it. When he took that decision it's because he felt ready."

Mourinho now has a joint record four English League Cup triumphs to his name and has won eight major trophies in England. United are in the FA Cup quarter-finals and in the last-16 of the Europa League.

"I'm very happy as now I have the same as the biggest one (Alex Ferguson) and the same as Mr (Brian) Clough (won at Nottingham Forest) and the chance to win it for a fifth time," he said.concluded. 

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