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Manchester United officially confirmed star player’s departure

Subair Adams

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United have reportedly ended their ties with Sweden international star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic according to reports via ESPN.

The player whose contract with United expires by the end of the season has officially announced through his social media accounts yesterday that he will no longer play any part in United’s remaining matches due to his contract termination by the club’s hierarchy.

ESPN also revealed that the Swedish striker has immediately signed a two-year contract with MLS side LA Galaxy and that will keep him to the American-based club until 2020 summer.

Having signed up the 36-year-old goal poacher, The Galaxy are reportedly going to pay Ibrahimovic $3 million as his annual salary.

Though the player’s move to LA Galaxy hasn’t been officially announced by the MLS side, Ibrahimovic is expected to make his debut appearance for the team on the 31st of March in a game that involves La Galaxy and LAFC.

The former Barcelona and Inter Milan player switched to Old Trafford from Paris Saint-German as a free agent during 2016 summer transfer but his first-team action for the Red Devils were limited due to the knee injury he picked up against Burnley on December 26 last year.

Ibrahimovic was earlier linked with a move out of Old Trafford before the start of this season but suitors cooled their interest in his services due to the injury he picked up during 2017-18 pre-season tour.

While reacting to the development, Manchester United sporting directors thanked the player via the club’s official page. They also wished him the best in his future endeavours.

During his stay at Old Trafford, Ibrahimovic found the back of the net in 29 occasions after playing 53 matches for José Mourinho’s men.

The striker who has retired from international football since 2016 hasn’t shut the door on representing his country at the upcoming summer World Cup in Russia.

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