Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlatan's Reveals He Once Snubbed Reds

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlatan's Reveals He Once Snubbed Reds

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ZLATAN Ibrahimovic has claimed he turned down United a year ago - because he wanted to work with Jose Mourinho again.

The Swede, who has been United's' top scorer this season, previously played under Mourinho for Inter Milan.

The pair won a Serie A title together in 2009 before Ibrahimovic moved to Barcelona in exchange for Samuel Eto'o and a reported Pounds 59m. Ibrahimovic went on to win titles for AC Milan and PSG before he got the call from Mourinho about a reunion at Old Trafford.

"There were talks about me coming to United one year ago, that is correct," he told the M.E.N.'s sister paper, the Mirror. "But I didn't believe in it then because it was not the right moment.

"Then they get the Special One and when the Special One calls you and when he starts to talk to you, you are already convinced. …

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