Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confessed that he moved to Major League Soccer because he had nothing more to give Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
The veteran center-forward secured a free-transfer to LA Galaxy after being released from his contract by the Red Devils back in March.
The Swede scored 28 goals in all competitions in his debut season for Mourinho’s side but he sustained serious knee ligament damage towards the end of the 2016-17 campaign, which kept him out action until November the following season.
Ibrahimovic soldiered on until well into the new year, but he was unable to reproduce his best form , which he alludes to in extracts from his new book “I’m Zlatan Ibrahimovic”, as reported by Expressen .
“If you want me to play, I’m playing, but I do not want to disappoint you. I can not give you what I can usually give you,” Zlatan says he told Mourinho towards the end of his time in Manchester.
The chance to play in the MLS arose soon after and his agent Mino Raiola has revealed that Ibrahimovic’s long-time partner Helena Seger also played a major part in his final decision to move to America.
“This is what he does for the family,” Raiola said. “It’s an old promise to Helena to move to Los Angeles once. She loves Los Angeles.”