Jose Mourinho confirms Man Utd in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic over return

Lynette Rowe
August 12, 2017

"He's a good player, he's a player that will always score goals, he is a player that I would always welcome in my squad because he doesn't need many minutes on the pitch to score a goal". Victor can play right-back and central midfield.

The club moved quickly to bring in three of those positions, but they remain without a winger after Inter Milan played hard ball over a fee for Croatian schemer Ivan Perisic.

Gabriel Jesus has scored seven goals and provided four assists in eight Premier League starts for City.

West Ham United forward Javier Hernandez is eager to showcase his talents on the return to his former stomping ground when the London side visit Manchester United in their opening fixture of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign tomorrow.

However, in their last game before the start of the Premier League, they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of lasts year's Champions League winners Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on Tuesday.

But with a spine boosted by players who know the league, perhaps the Hammers can now take a risk on a star yet to play in England - with Sky Sports reporting an interest in William Carvalho.

'We got a centre midfielder, we got a striker, ' he said at his pre-match press conference ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham.

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"There is a lot of games, it's a long season but I expect us to do well".

"I think the top four will be Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal". Step by step, we're going to fight. "Hopefully she doesn't understand it better than me". A short-term deal for Ibrahimovic in January, regardless of wages and any bonuses is a no risk situation for the club and could well prove to be the most important deal they could do this season.

"I just think naturally a manager in the second season knows the players better, knows the club better".

"We have more experience of working together than we had last season".

Stopping short of a guarantee, Mourinho believes an encouraging pre-season and success in the Europa League last season can propel his side to further success.

"We have spent, of course, but all the teams have spent", he continued.

"If we can keep (captain) Vincent Kompany fit and in the team alongside the new signings, then I think we have everything ready for a very successful 2017/18 campaign".

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