Zlatan left Manchester to avoid disappointment to Mourinho

Editorial Mediotiempo

Mexico City / 18.10.2020 07:07:30

Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed a conversation he had a few years ago with coach José Mourinho when both met at Manchester United in 2018, the year in which the Swedish striker preferred to leave the Premier to go to MLS because he did not feel level to contribute to the Red Devils.

“I know what level I am at. After the injury, I went to the United States to feel alive. I told Mourinho, at United, that I was not prepared and that I did not want to be a disappointmentSo I went to America, ”Zlatan recalled.

It was the agent Mino Raiola who convinced the Swedish gunner to return to play in Europe after his passage in the LA Galaxy of the MLS, where he achieved 55 goals.

“Raiola told me to come back, that Milan needed me, so I came. I feel more complete now than 10 years ago. If I had the physique of that time, nobody would stop me. Even now, they can’t stop me, “he pointed out.

Ibrahimovic was the author of the two goals that gave Milan the triumph against Inter in the derby della Madonnina in Serie A.

“AC Milan had not won the derby in four years and I was stuck at home for four weeks so I was hungry and I showed it. Nothing prevented me from playing this derby, ”he stressed.

I was disappointed with the missed penalty, but the most important thing was the team’s victory. I’m the oldest player in the squad, I feel a lot of responsibility, but I like that feeling. “

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