The Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is currently playing for the Premier League giant Manchester United since 2016 is yet to confirm where his future lies, with his current contract holding the option for a second term.
Chris Smalling calls on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to extend his stay at Manchester Unitedhttps://t.co/Jjp5CKcZMY— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) February 18, 2017
While there is such uncertainty with Zlatan’s future at United, the England international and Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is hoping team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic will still be at Old Trafford next season.
As recently the 27-year-old Manchester United’s defender Smalling insists the entire dressing room is willing Ibrahimovic to do just that.
After moving to the Premier League giant Manchester United last season, the 35-year-old former Sweden international enjoying a great season of Premier League as he has already scored 26 goals for the English giant.
But Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to confirm where his future lies, with his current contract holding the option for a second term.
As in a recent interview with Sunday People, the England international and Manchester United defender Chris Smalling insists along with him the entire dressing room is hoping team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic will still be at Old Trafford next season, “I would definitely like to see Zlatan stay here,”
“because you can see how he has performed this year and the goals he has scored”
“If we can keep a player like that for as long as we can then all the players would be very happy with that”
“I'm not sure how long he can go on but I don't think age is a factor with him whatsoever. He has played as many games as anyone in the squad and contributed as well. It is down to how long he wants to go on.”
“When you have a focal point like him he just wants to score goals. Even in the last couple of games when maybe we have not been playing as well as we have done, when you can score goals and rely on people like that it's brilliant.”
Recently the prolific attacker netted his first hat-trick for Manchester United to give United a lead to victory in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Saint-Etienne on Friday, scoring once in the opening 45 minutes before adding two more after the break