Manchester United will not pursue Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January transfer window

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 29 goals for Manchester United during a two-year spell at Old Trafford
Image: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 29 goals for Manchester United during a two-year spell at Old Trafford

Manchester United will not be pursuing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the January transfer window, Sky Sports News understands.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to bolster the club's striking options when the window opens following the summer departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

But it is believed Manchester United will not be targeting a return for the 38-year-old, who scored 29 goals for the club during a two-year spell at Old Trafford.

The former Sweden international helped the club win the Europa League and Carabao Cup under former boss Jose Mourinho before leaving in March 2018 following a serious knee injury.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stormed off in what could be his MLS game 2:40
Highlights of the Major League Soccer Cup Play-off between Los Angeles FC and La Galaxy in what could prove to be Ibrahimovic's MLS farewell

Ibrahimovic has recently spoken of his regret at not joining the club earlier in his career, promising they would have seen "a different lion".

However, Ibrahimovic has rediscovered his fitness and form in the US, scoring 31 times and providing eight assists in 31 games for LA Galaxy in all competitions this season.

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But despite his impressive form, the forward was unable to fire the side to the MLS final and leaves as a free agent after two seasons at the club.

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