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Man United boss Jose Mourinho wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic Europa League homecoming

April 19, 2017 9:30 PM
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Man United boss Jose Mourinho wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic Europa League homecoming

JOSE MOURINHO admits taking Zlatan Ibrahimovic home for the Europa League final would make it a ‘perfect’ end to the season.

Mourinho’s Manchester United host Anderlecht tonight in the second leg of their quarter-final.

The tie is evenly poised at 1-1, with United desperate to go through to keep alive their hopes of winning the competition and securing Champions League qualification.

Reaching the final in Stockholm on May 24 would provide Ibrahimovic with an emotional return to his homeland.

The swaggering Swede has had a stunning first campaign with United scoring 28 goals, including the Wembley winner in the EFL Cup final.

He would like nothing more than to go back to Sweden to strut his stuff in front of his home fans.

The United boss said: “It will be the perfect finale for us and Manchester United.

“For Zlatan it would also be fantastic to play the final in Stockholm, in his country. It would be beautiful.

“I just try to think about Manchester United, but I think it would be the perfect finale for us and the perfect end of the season for us.

“It has been a difficult season, with lots of matches, trying to build a team trying to recover a certain mentality and trying to finish the season playing in a European final.”

Mourinho was left frustrated when United failed to kill-off Anderlecht in last week’s first leg before conceding a late equaliser.

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