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Mourinho Rules Out Box-to-box Forward Return

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed transfer rumours linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a return to the club ahead of the upcoming transfer window in the New Year.

Widespread media reports had earlier claimed that the 37-year-old will return to the club for a short-term loan when Major League Soccer (MLS) football goes on break.

Mourinho quashed those rumours while he was speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League home game with Everton at the weekend.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, popularly known as Ibra, signed for the Red Devils in the summer of 2016 as a free agent after his contract with French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) expired.

He went on to win three trophies for Manchester United in his debut season under the guidance of manager Jose Mourinho.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an important member of the Manchester United team that won the Community Shield by beating Leicester City 2-1 at the Wembley Stadium.

The Red Devils went on to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Carabao Cup final with the Swedish striker getting the winner.

It was the second trophy of the campaign.

He missed out on the Europa League triumph due to a serious knee injury he suffered in April 2017 as Manchester United saw off Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 to seal a third title.

Ibra left the club for MLS side LA Galaxy in March and has been linked with a return to Manchester United since then.

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Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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