Manchester United in talks with Ibrahimovic about striker staying

James Sharman joined Sportsnet's Starting Lineup to break down the 2017/18 Premier League season.

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United is in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about the striker playing again for the club.

The 35-year-old Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals before a serious knee injury brought his first season at Old Trafford to a halt in April.

Ibrahimovic was let go at the end of his one-year contract, but the Swede is undergoing rehabilitation at United ahead of his expected return to fitness in December.

"He’s injured. He needs time to recover," United manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. "He’s not ready to play tomorrow. It’s not something urgent, it’s nothing that you are desperate to have it done or not done.

"I just think that he was very clear by showing that what he did last year was not enough for him. He thinks he can do more. He wants more at football’s highest level, so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season."