He has reached expectations this season, scoring a total of 26 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for United so far.
One suspects, in turn, that Zlatan - a man driven exclusively by the prospect of winning big trophies - will opt for one of two extremes over the summer: the first being to hang up his boots altogether after concluding that, actually, another season at the highest level would be a strain; the second option would be to once again lead the line at Old Trafford heading into the 2017/18 campaign.
"Manchester United are a challenge". You never know, ' Ibrahimovic told Fox Sports.
"In order to raise my level, I had to come to England and prove to everyone what I could do. If I can win in a situation like this, it means I've done my job well", he felt. And a player of Zlatan's status wouldn't want to miss out on big matches, and under the circumstances, Jose Mourinho will have a tough time to hold on to the Swede global. "He works you so that when you are on the pitch, you give 200 percent, and this is what I needed at my age".More news: Paramedic killed after being run over by own ambulance
"I could've gone to China and put my feet up, but I need a challenge that will motivate me". If you can't keep up with a certain rhythm here, then it's hard.
He missed the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday, and will be absent for United's next two Premier League games against Middlesbrough and West Brom.
"There isn't one dominant club here, like Juventus in Italy, PSG in France, Bayern Munich in Germany or Barcelona in Spain. In England, the team that makes the fewest mistakes is the one that wins".