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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Invites Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Contact Him "If He's Serious" About Return

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Invites Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Contact Him "If He's Serious" About Return

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he made a sensational 'come and get me plea' to his former club.

Earlier this week, the 37-year-old said he could "easily" still play in the Premier League.

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The striker, who scored 29 goals in 53 appearances for the club, also claimed that if Solskjaer needed him then he "is here."

Solskjaer has since responded to Zlatan's claims in press conference on Friday.

He suggested that if the former Barcelona and AC Milan forward is serious about a transfer, then he should give him a call.

But he also appeared to pour cold water over a potential move for Ibrahimovic.

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"If he was 28, not 38 next month [maybe it would be possible]. There's a big difference," The Norwegian said.

"Zlatan had a great time here, he's still doing well, it's unfortunate he got his injury here. Who knows, he knows my number, he looked at my house. We can speak a native language, if he's serious I'll always speak to Zlatan.

"I don't think that will happen, I think he's had his time at the club, he's had a fantastic career at the club."

Ibrahimovic recently claimed that he is concentrating on LA Galaxy's current project but didn't rule out a potential move to Old Trafford in the future.

"The Lion still roars, yes. I could still play easily in the Premier League." he said.

"If United need me, I'm here. But right now ­Galaxy have me and that's what I'm concentrating on.

"I did my job in Europe. I enjoyed it. I have 33 trophies that I brought with me and hopefully I can win something here and then we will see where I finish."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Ibrahimovic stormed the Premier League when he joined Jose Mourinho in the North West, scoring a remarkable 28 goals in 46 games in his first year.

However, towards the end of the 2016/17 season, the Swede picked up a serious knee injury in a Europa League quarter-final match against Anderlecht.

While he was trying to regain his fitness, the veteran striker refused to accept any wages from the club.

The veteran forward was eventually released by the club on amicable terms but was soon re-signed for the second half of the 2017/2018 season.

Topics: Football, Football News, Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Transfers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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