Zlatan Ibrahimovic Says Jose Mourinho Inspired him to Join United

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The 34-year-old, who has made a fine start to his Premier League career by scoring three goals in as many games, has already held talks with Jose Mourinho to discuss plans after his playing days are over.

The Manchester Evening News reports that the Swede said he couldn't pass up the chance to work with Jose Mourinho again after their time at Inter.

Ibrahimovic was signed at United to assist with the development of young talents such as England striker Marcus Rashford, providing the former Barcelona and AC Milan striker with the flawless platform to practice his coaching abilities.

'Jose has left his door open and Ibra likes the idea of coaching, but not necessarily a manager right away.

"Ibra will take a badge when things settle down for him early in New Year and then progress it next summer".

The former Sweden captain opted against moves to England in the past in favour of Spain, Italy and France in the past, and said in 2012 that he rejected a trial offer from Arsenal back in 2000 because "Zlatan doesn't do auditions".

"Mourinho is the mastermind, the masterbrain, ' he added when talking about the reason he joined the Old Trafford club".

"You can't play 70 matches".

Odds are, Ibrahimovic could be at the club for up to four years before as a player before he finally becomes a coach, with the likes of Rashford and Martial eventually replacing him. "So it's four days off for the big guy".

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