Jose expects Zlatan to stay put

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is confident that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain at the club next season, having excelled in his first season in England.

The 35-year-old striker has been a big hit with the Red Devils, having already scored 20 goals in all competitions for United, including 15 in the Premier League.

He came with the intention of staying two years and has been better than every expectation.

Jose Mourinho

And Mourinho expects the former Sweden ace to stay put for the 2017/18 campaign, when the Portuguese coach believes his team will be even stronger.

He told reporters ahead of a visit from Watford on Saturday: “He came with the intention of staying two years and has been better than every expectation – maybe apart from his own.

“He knows we will try and improve next season and try to share with him in a fantastic way probably the last year of his career at the highest level, so I’m convinced that he’s staying.

“He’s also adapted to the club, he’s adapted to the situation. I don’t see any problem with his family.

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has recovered from illness and is in contention to feature against Watford, but defender Phil Jones is missing due to injury.