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Manchester United to renew Ibrahimovic's contract

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London, Nov 24 (IANS) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club is looking to renew the contract of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic until the end of the 2017-18 season.

"Zlatan's situation is simple," Mourinho said at a press conference on Wednesday, reports Efe. "He has a one-plus-one year at the club and we are happy with him. We are going to execute the option of a second season.

"He is happy, he's committed and he is loving his life as a football player at Manchester United and this is probably the last big challenge of his wonderful career.

"I think it is perfect for him to be here for 18 months more, and then he owns the decision about his future," continued the Portuguese coach," he added.

Ibrahimovic, 35, a former player of Malmoe, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, arrived as a free agent last summer to Manchester United from the current champions of the French Ligue 1, with a contract of one season plus an optional second one.

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