Ibrahimovic will play for more five years – Andersson
Former Malmo coach, Michael Andersson, says Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is capable of playing “for another three or five years.”
Andersson handed Ibrahimovic his debut as a 17-year-old in the national team and sees no reason the former PSG frontman cannot continue at the highest level.
The Swedish striker left PSG as a free agent to join the Old Trafford outfit last summer, having moved across Europe.
The 35-year-old is, however, not showing any sign of slowing down, with his appetite for the game as strong as ever.
Ibrahimovic has scored 19 goals for in all competitions for the Red Devils this season, 14 in the Premier League.
Manchester United are eager to extend the contract of the former Barcelona and Juventus by another 12 months, while manager Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on striking a two-year contract.
He said, “Zlatan’s skills fit United very well. He always adapts to whatever league he is in. I don’t think him playing until he’s 40 is impossible.
“He has been lucky not to have any serious injuries in his career.
“But it’s not impossible he can play for United for another three or five years.
“Zlatan has always wanted to be the centre of attention, the central figure of a club, even from a young age. It’s his personality, the way he is, he wants the pressure.
“If you look over his history, he does best for clubs where he is the main man.
“It’s possible United can still win the title, but it will be tough. It’s the sort of challenge Zlatan loves.
“United are starting to play well and, compared to last season, look like another team. Zlatan is responsible for that, along with coach Mourinho.
“And Zlatan and Paul Pogba also fit so well together. To win the title with United would confirm his reputation — he’s an all-time European great, plus Sweden’s greatest player.
“And it would end all arguments about him, particularly in Britain where he’s had critics.”