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Zlatan: New deal still to be finalised

2017-02-14 09:14
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he has fulfilled his end of the bargain to extend his stay at Manchester United, although he still waiting on a new deal.

The 35-year-old striker is enjoying an outstanding debut season in the Premier League, having scored 15 goals in 24 matches for the Red Devils.

That tally puts him just two goals shy of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, who leads the scoring charts, and United boss Jose Mourinho claimed on Friday he expected Ibrahimovic to still be a part of his squad for the 2017/18 campaign.

The Swedish star, though, was keeping his cards close to his chest as always, and when asked if he had triggered the clause in his one-year contract, he replied: "Something like that. I have to score 100 goals!

"The option is already fulfilled. But there's nothing done yet. From my side, we'll wait and see. Let's see what happens."

The Swede previously said that the Red Devils can still win three trophies this season while most of their rivals will end up with nothing.

United remain in sixth position in the Premier League, with the title far out of reach, but have closed the gap to their rivals and are just one point from the Champions League places.

United will play Southampton in the EFL Cup final later this month, are still in the Europa League, they take on French club St Etienne on Thursday and will travel to Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fifth round.

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