Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to extend his stay at Old Trafford with a contract extension that will see him at the club up until the end of the 2017-18 campaign

Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is approaching the twilight of his career and it’s only a matter of time before he decides to hang his boots on what would have certainly been an extraordinary journey of one among the greatest entertainers.

However, it appears football fans will not have to deal with that disappointment anytime soon with Jose Mourinho confirming that the Swedish striker will sign a contract extension at the end of his ongoing term at the club.

In a press conference prior to his side’s clash against Feyenoord in the Europa League, Mourinho was quoted as saying,”We are going to execute the option of a second season. After that he can do what he wants.” In response to the boss’ statement Ibra stated,”I feel in shape, feel fresh and good. If I feel like I do now, it will be a second year.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United is dejected after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on October 29, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United is dejected after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on October 29, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

The 35-year-old arrived at Manchester United during the summer on a free transfer with the option of possibly extending his stay beyond the period stipulated by his contract.

Ibra has scored eight goals in 17 games in all competitions for the Red Devils and while he endured a sticky spell in between, there is no doubt the former Barcelona and AC Milan star is beginning to find his feet in English football.

Ibrahimovic, who scored 62 goals in 116 games for Sweden before retiring from international football in June, left French champions Paris St-Germain at the end of last season. The former Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan forward has won a trophy every season since 2001, including 13 league titles.

Whether he continues that record at Old Trafford is there to be seen, but the contract extension essentially shelves his plans to make a move across the Atantic Ocean to the MLS anytime soon.

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