"Only that awful injury in the wrong moment broke a fantastic couple of seasons he could and should have with us. "This season has been really difficult for him. He's not injured. Does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he's in the condition to help the team in this moment? No. "But he's such an honest guy and such a champion he only wants to be back with that feeling of: 'I'm totally ready for it'.
The boss has provided an update on the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic... #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 2, 2018
"So he's working hard and hopefully his evolution brings him to that level he wants to have a positive answer." Ibrahimovic might not be the only high-profile departure from United this summer. Mourinho, whose side start the weekend in second place as they prepare for Monday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace, has admitted that Marouane Fellaini's future also remains in the balance. The Belgium midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and is reported to have rejected two offers to extend it.
"A World Cup without me is nothing to watch."March 2, 2018
Five years ago, Zlatan Ibrahimovic made that famous statement. And he's leaving the door open to potentially make this summer's World Cup "worth watching"https://t.co/o7z5zU06G5
Fellaini, 30, has not played since suffering a knee injury that needed surgery against Tottenham at the end of January, but is expected to be fit for the Champions Leaguequarter-finals in early April if United get there. "He's still a young player. His injury had minor surgery and he will be back to play again in a couple of week," Mourinho said. "So if we proceed in the Champions League after Sevilla, I think he will be ready for a hypothetical quarter-final, a hypothetical FA Cup semi-final, and for the last couple of months of our Premier League fight. "Is he going to stay or leave? I don't know. I want him to stay, the club want him to stay.
What next for Zlatan? pic.twitter.com/SRnR1KjOZV— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 2, 2018