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Jose: Manchester United need Ibrahimovic to stay a second year

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Kristopher Love | 04 March, 2017, 02:48

You can say what you like in the dressing room to players but defend them publicly. Let's see how I feel, the situation. "It's an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic deserves to win a Ballon d'Or, according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. It is not the first time Koeman has spoken about a United player, praising Memphis Depay late past year with speculation rife of an Everton transfer for the Dutch winger, who ended up moving to France to play for Lyon. Many expected that Daley Blind would come back in after Marcos Rojo's vulnerable EFL Cup final display but it appears that the United manager is willing to give the 21-year-old a big chance to prove himself.

Mourinho said in a press conference earlier today: "Man United have learned that I am the monster that you think I am".

'I don't know what to say, really, ' Mourinho said. They've beaten no one in three months.

"United have progressed and improved, that has been obvious, and they won the cup last week, so they will be buoyed by that."They have some key players, but we will have to deal with them".

Wayne Rooney has found game time hard to come by under Jose Mourinho, with United impressing without their captain in the squad.

Since he had made a decision to "help the team and to fight for Manchester United he's an important player for us", Mourinho told reporters on Friday.

Shaw thrived under Pochettino, and Spurs have a number of impressive English players at White Hart Lane already in Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, meaning Shaw makes sense as a target.

"He is selected [in the squad] for tomorrow so it's one step up from not even being on the bench in the [EFL Cup] final".

Since the retirement of Alex Ferguson at the end of the 2012-13 season, Manchester United has had 3 managers. "Next season I would like him to be with us 100 per cent but I can't say 100 per cent that he will be". Taking that into account, in my opinion, Adam Smith, Ryan Fraser and Joshua King will have to play important roles should they want to cause an upset.