The special one does not know whether the veteran striker will play for Manchester united or not but believes that soon he will recover from his injury.
Manchester United boss Mourinho unable to shed any light on his future at the Old Trafford but believes that he will fight to save his career.
This season the veteran striker was playing enchanting football for the Red Devils but in the Europa league against the Anderlecht he picked up a ligament I jury and because of that, he will be out for the rest of the season.
Many people was assuming that might be his last appearances for the Manchester United side as he yet not sign a new contract with the Red Devils.
But the Former PSG man avouched that this is not his time to hang up his boots yet and he will continue his football but the Manchester United manager is confident that he will continue his football with the Manchester United side.
Mourinho said: "The future is a big surgery and a long period of recovering. But the future is also in the hands of a very strong guy, mentally very strong, who wrote immediately on social media that he will stop [playing] when he wants, not when people think,"
"It looks to me that he is not going to give up and he is going to fight. I am really pleased with that because this is the Zlatan I know. He fought all his life and that is what I told him — 'you have fought all your life since you were born.' I do not see a reason not to fight.
"We think he is in fabulous hands and [he needs to] recover from the injury and prepare himself mentally for the next step. I think the next step will always be something that he really wants, which is something I was saying before the injury in the period of doubt about his future; I have always said that.
"He is much more important than myself and what I want — it is what he wants. I always want the players to be happy and to choose their future, and this is what I think is going to happen.
"Now, before such an important surgery, I think it is a waste of time to speak about what is next."