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Ibrahimovic headed to LA Galaxy

The experiment with the Swedish striker was a successful one, putting balls into the back of the net 29 times in 53 appearances for United.


Kahron Spearman


Famed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears to have played his last match for English Premier League side Manchester United, according to ESPN FC. 

The prolific Swedish scorer is reportedly near an agreement with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy. He's been linked with the club for at least a year.

The 36-year-old was free-transfer signing from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 but hasn't played in a United kit since coming out of a draw versus Burnley back in late December. 

Sources have told ESPN FC that the Galaxy, who have held a long-term interest in Ibrahimovic, are leading contenders to sign the striker, who is determined to continue his career after returning from a serious knee injury at United earlier this season.

Though there's no official word by either Manchester United or the Galaxy, multiple sources say manager Jose Mourinho is allowing Ibrahimovic - who became redundant after the signing of Romelu Lukaku - to leave for MLS even with four months left on his contract. 

Though the knee injury from a year ago in March has slowed Ibrahimovich down somewhat, it would be difficult to call the signing to United a failure. In fact, with 29 goals (and nine assists) in 53 appearances, he was the perfect bridge player into the young and powerful Lukaku.

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