UK Ibrahimovic's biggest Manchester United regret ahead of Europa League reunion last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The AC Milan striker will return to Old Trafford for the first time after leaving the club in 2018.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims his biggest regret was not joining Manchester United at a younger age as he prepares for a reunion with his former club. The AC Milan striker will return to Old Trafford after the two clubs were drawn together in the Round of 16 of the Europa League. The then-36-year-old striker joined United from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 but his debut season was cut short after he picked up a serious knee injury. Ibrahimovic signed a one-year extension despite the long-term injury but finished his career with United at the end of the 2017/18 season, having scored 29 goals in 53 appearances and helped the club win the Carabao Cup and Europa League under Jose Mourinho. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now After moving to Major League Soccer in 2018, Ibrahimovic spoke about his regret of not playing for United at the peak of his powers. “I feel sorry for the fans – if they'd seen me younger, they'd have seen a different lion,” he told the club's website. “For the Premier League, it would have been dangerous, as I would have eaten them for breakfast; instead, I took them for lunch. But I came: they wanted me, I gave them me and I took over. Been there and done that. “I would need more time to explain my feelings but let's start with a big thanks to everybody – what they did was amazing and I hope they are as happy as I am. “I gave as much as I could for as long as I could; when I got injured, I got support in a different way. They always stood behind me and my teammates. They are special: everywhere I see red, I think about United.
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. I wish them all the best in the future.”
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An extract in his book said that Ibrahimovic told Mourinho that he didn't want to stay at United whilst unable to produce his best form, following his knee operation. "I'm Zlatan Ibrahimovic", he said to Mourinho. "If you want me to play, I'm playing, but I do not want to disappoint you. I cannot give you what I can usually give you."