Manchester United make surprise decision on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Paul Pogba Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United are not likely to provide Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract expansion, according to Sky sources.

At 35, Ibrahimovic is already approaching the final years of his career, and United are seemingly not keen on paying up his wages of around £19 a year without having him on the playing field.

Ibrahimovic signed a one-year deal at United last summer and the club had a 12-month option to extend that by a further year if the player impressed.

Ibrahimovic scored 28 objectives, including a victor in the EFL Cup last against Southampton, before suffering a knee injury throughout United's Europa League quarter-final versus Anderlecht.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is believed to be heading for the exit at Manchester United, but Paul Pogba expects him to remain one of the game's best players. The list shows who is being let go at the end of their contract on June 30, although situations can still change.

In his debut season at Old Trafford, Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals and supplied 10 assists before a serious knee injury ended his campaign prematurely in April.

Ibrahimovic's injury means a new number nine is high on United's list of priorities this summer.

Reported target Romelu Lukaku appears close to leaving Everton for former club Chelsea, while Torino striker Andrea Belotti and Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata are other options.

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