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Ibrahimovic disagrees with Jose Mourinho sacking as move to Man United rumours grow

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Will this pair be reunited in Manchester?
Will this pair be reunited in Manchester?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted at a move to the Premier League in the summer when his Paris St-Germain contract expires, while stating his disagreement with Jose Mourinho's Chelsea sacking.

The 34-year-old striker has won league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France during a sparkling career, and he could finally bring his undoubted talents to England on a short-term deal before pursuing an expected swansong in the United States in 2017.

The Sweden international, quoted in several national newspapers, said: "I have another three months here and then... what will happen? Big things will happen."

Asked specifically about a move to the Premier League, Ibrahimovic added: "Let's just say I am in good shape."

Asked about former manager Jose Mourinho following PSG’s 2-1 home Champions League win over Chelsea, the Guardian reports the striker telling Swedish television: "He should have been here."

Ibrahimovic's career has taken him from Malmo to Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG.

Unless he were willing to take a significant pay cut, only a handful of clubs could afford to match his reported £200,000-a-week-after-tax wages, and Manchester City can almost certainly be ruled out after Ibrahimovic was critical of Pep Guardiola - his coach at Barcelona - in his autobiography.

Ibrahimovic played for Mourinho, strongly linked with the Manchester United job should Louis van Gaal leave, at Inter.

Rumours from various papers this morning suggest that Zlatan’s comments mean a reunion at the Old Trafford club could be possible for the duo.

The Red Devils are certainly currently lacking in the striking department, with the injured Wayne Rooney and fleet-footed Frenchman Anthony Martial their only recognised senior Premier League forwards.