Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho may be confident that his star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his stay at the club, but conflicting reports claim the Swede is pondering over a move to the MLS.

The 35-year-old is currently on a one-year contract, but it includes the option of extension by a year. The Portuguese manager had just recently stated that he was confident that Zlatan would extend his Old Trafford stay by a year.

However, the Swedish striker may already be considering his future options after less than six months as a United player. Apparently Zlatan doesn’t want to be seen as a big name star milking his final contract, according to The Sun.

The report adds that the iconic forward will only extend his stay at United if he can inspire them to push for the Premier League title. He will decide on his future at the end of the current season, with MLS club LA Galaxy being touted as a very likely destination.

Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2L) celebrates scoring their second goal with Manchester United's English midfielder Michael Carrick (L) and Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard (R) during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park in south London on December 14, 2016. (Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2L) celebrates scoring their second goal with Manchester United’s English midfielder Michael Carrick (L) and Manchester United’s English midfielder Jesse Lingard (R) during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park in south London on December 14, 2016. (Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Zlatan has been a key player for Manchester United since arriving this past summer from PSG on a free transfer. The Swede has notched up nine goals in 15 Premier League appearances, and has been on fire since ending his October dry streak, where he went six league games without a goal.

The 35-year-old is firing again once again for the Red Devils, and the rumours of him being unsettled will be a cause for worry for Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese manager played a big role in bringing Zlatan to Old Trafford and the mutual love and respect shared by the two is evident for all to see.

Mourinho has already stated that he would like Zlatan to stay for another year, and it is very likely that he wields enough influence over the player to ensure that he does. The Swede seems to be defying age and continues to be one of the finest strikers on the planet. United would do well to hold on to him.

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