Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would talk to Zlatan Ibrahimovich if he wants a return to United.
As we brought you the recently at Ronaldo.com, Zlatan Ibrahimovich said if United needed him he was he was to all intense and purpose there.
Those comments have had the rumour mill in overdrive since.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done nothing to slow that talk down if anything he encouraged the idea.
According to ESPN, when asked about the Ibrahimovich’s comments, he said:
“If he was 28 and not 38 [in October], there’a big difference.”
“Zlatan had a great time here, he’s still doing well, it’s unfortunate he got his injury here.”
“Who knows, he knows my number, he looked at my house [when he was here].”
“We can speak a native language. If he’s serious I’ll always speak to Zlatan.”
Ibrahimovich was a phenomenon at United, and but for the injury could have potentially scored a record number of goals in the games he played.
His departure also had a huge bearing on the form of United. They were never quite the same after he left.
What may have really triggered Solskjaer thoughts of a reunion is the way in which Ibrahimovich brought the best out of Paul Pogba.
After Ibrahimovich’s departure, the talismanic Frenchman was never the same player.
A young player like Pogba needs an older wiser head like Ibrahimovich, who has a similar mentality of confidence verging on arrogance.
While the move is highly unlikely, United have created room in their squad and their wage bill.
They have seen Lukaku and Sanchez leave already. There is also talk of Smalling and Damian going too.
The iconic Manchester United number seven shirt is available. Many of its recent owners have struggled with the pressure that the shirt’s history carries.
Who better than to fill it for a while than Zlatan Ibrahimovich.