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Zlatan warns Manchester United they must match his ambition if he is to stay

Date Posted,April 3, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United they must match his ambition if he is to sign up for a second season.

United’s 26-goal top scorer returned against Everton on Tuesday after serving a three-match ban, with his future still unresolved.

Talks are ongoing between United and Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola, but no agreement has been reached on a contract extension.

And, as Mirror Sport first reported last month, the 35-year-old forward warned United they must prove to him they are serious about competing for the big titles if he is to stay.

“Listen, if I had something to say I would already have said it,” said Ibrahimovic. “We are talking. Whether we were far from each other or close to each other, there is no news.

Jose Mourinho will have to prove to Ibrahimovic that he can match his ambition (Photo: Action Images via Reuters)

“There are still talks and let’s see what will happen. I am open. Nothing is done yet. I came here without the Champions League. I came here with the team as it was. It was not a team that was favourite to win. I still came.

“I came to help. I came to do what I am able to do. To make it better. To bring the team to higher views so let’s see what happens. I’m 35. A lot of things have to be settled. It’s not like I’m 20 and I have another five or 10 years.

Ibrahimovic, speaking to MUTV, said United must show they have the vision to match his own this summer, with time running out for the Swede to add to his illustrious CV.

“Probably I have one, two, three years, so everything depends on what you want and what the club wants, what the vision of the club is, because I said from day one I didn’t come here to waste time, I came here to win,” said Ibrahimovic. “If you want to win bigger then you have to create bigger.”

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