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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Man Utd within a week to join LA Galaxy

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is understood to be on the verge of a move to LA Galaxy
  • The 36-year-old forward last played for Manchester United on Boxing Day 
  • The forward scored 29 goals in 53 games after joining from Paris Saint-Germain
  • Ibrahimovic, who returned from a knee injury this year, is keen to keep playing 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Manchester United within the next week ahead of a move to LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

The 36-year-old has not played for Jose Mourinho’s side since their draw with Burnley on Boxing Day last year.

Ibrahimovic, who joined the club on a free from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, has four months left on his current deal. But he will cut short his stay in England as he seeks to complete a move Stateside.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Manchester United within a week to join Major League Soccer

The 36-year-old's last appearance for United came in their clash with Burnley on Boxing Day

The 36-year-old’s last appearance for United came in their clash with Burnley on Boxing Day

The forward is expected to join LA Galaxy, with whom he has been heavily linked for some time. In so doing, he will follow the likes of Robbie Keane and David Beckham to the West Coast.

Ibrahimovic is determined to prolong his professional career, despite only returning from a serious knee injury this season.

The forward scored 29 goals in 53 games for Jose Mourinho’s side and helped them secure the League Cup and Europa League in the Portuguese manager’s first season in charge.

But following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku in the summer, Ibrahimovic has seen his first-team opportunities limited since recovering from his knee problem.

The 36-year-old has not ruled out ending his international retirement to play at this summer’s World Cup for Sweden.

Since moving to England, Ibrahimovic scored 29 goals in 53 games for Jose Mourinho's side

Since moving to England, Ibrahimovic scored 29 goals in 53 games for Jose Mourinho’s side

The 36-year-old helped Jose Mourinho's side win both the Europa League and League Cup

The 36-year-old helped Jose Mourinho’s side win both the Europa League and League Cup

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