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Jose Mourinho set to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic unique new deal at Man United

The enigmatic Swede is still recovering from a horrific knee injury but may be seen at Old Trafford in the near future

Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t do normal.

Jose Mourinho is set to offer the enigmatic Swede a unique role at Man United in a bid to secure his long-term services.

The 35-year-old is still out of action with a serious knee injury he suffered in the Europa League but is wanted by many clubs around the world.

The King returns…

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The King returns…

The Independent claim the Portuguese boss is ready to offer Zlatan a new playing contract with a view to him seamlessly taking up a long-term post-playing role on the coaching staff.

The 35-year-old is already well ahead of schedule in terms of recovery and may well return to the pitch in the next few months.

But Mourinho sees potential for Zlatan to influence the club in greater ways than just providing goals.

Last season his experience and charisma helped the younger players develop and Mourinho wants a similar thing to happen for the next crop of youngsters coming through.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be making a return to Manchester United

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Several European clubs as well as Chinese Super League clubs and MLS outfits are keen on Zlatan

Even though United looked ruthless in attack against meek West Ham on Sunday, Ibrahimovic’s return to the squad is still high on the agenda.

Mourinho said: “We are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us.

“It was very clear from him that what he did last year was not enough for him.

“He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season.”

A few more months of magic then years of guidance — that’s the plan.