Ibrahimovic admits he rejected Manchester United last summer

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he held talks with the club last summer but rejected the opportunity to join Louis van Gaal’s side.

The 34-year-old made the switch from Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford in July on a free transfer and has already bagged five goals in just seven appearances this season.

Ibrahimovic had a fallout with Louis van Gaal when the Dutchman was technical director at Dutch giants Ajax in 2004.

As a result, the Swedish international did not want to play under the former Netherlands boss at United.

Jose Mourinho became the successor of van Gaal in the summer and this move convinced Ibrahimovic to join the Red Devils this time around.

In an interview with The Sun, Ibrahimovic revealed that he rejected Manchester United in the last summer transfer window.

“There were talks about me coming to United one year ago, that is correct. But it was not the right moment.” said the Swede.

“But when they get the Special One and when the Special One calls, and when he starts to talk to you, you are already convinced.

“He didn’t need to talk a lot to convince [me]. I know him from before, what he wants, what his demands are, what he goes for. He is a winner. I see myself as a winner also.

“We won when we were young and we will win when we are a little bit older. Not old. Just a little bit older.” he added.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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