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Zlatan Ibrahimovic silent on future amid Man United return talk

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic remained coy on his future despite conceding that LA Galaxy’s next game could be his last amid talk of a Manchester United comeback.

Ibrahimovic will be out of contract at the end of the year, and has offered no indication on whether he’ll continue at LA Galaxy. It’s stirred up rumours of a return to a struggling United along with a shock switch to Boca Juniors.

The Argentine club’s director Jorge Anro had actually claimed last month that the big Swede wants to join Boca.

Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated he would be open to talks with Ibrahimovic over an Old Trafford return. And he certainly could do with some more firepower with United struggling for goals this season.

For now, though, Ibrahimovic’s focus lies on Galaxy’s play-off with Minnesota United in the MLS.

The 38-year-old is chasing his first piece of silverware in the United States in what may be his last chance.

“Could be,” said Ibrahimovic on Galaxy’s YouTube, when asked if Minnesota might be his last game in America.

“There are no other thoughts, I respect my contract. If I leave you will have less to write about.

“If I stay you will still have something to write about. Let’s see what happens. But let’s focus on the play-off. I think [my future] is not the right thing to discuss.

“I’ve had a good time, good experience. I’ve learned a lot on how it works here, still a work in progress.

“I’ve enjoyed it and that’s the most important. I came back from my injury and came like a little kid that just wanted to enjoy football. MLS gave me the opportunity and I took it.”

Despite approaching his forties, Ibrahimovic has bagged an impressive 30 goals in 29 appearances for Galaxy to finish second in the MLS scoring chart behind Carlos Vela. The Los Angeles FC striker scored a record 36 times in his 34 outings.

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