Zlatan Ibrahimovic has delivered a clear warning to Manchester United over his future, telling them he didn’t come to Old Trafford to ‘waste time’.
The striker salvaged a point for the Red Devils last night when he scored a 94th minute penalty in the 1-1 draw with Everton.
Despite avoiding defeat, the result was still a huge blow to the club’s ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League. A top four place is looking increasingly unrealistic, meaning they may have to win the Europa League (in which they are in the quarter-final) in order to be part of next season’s elite European competition.
Ibrahimovic, who is 35-years-old, is yet to agree an extension to his one-year contact and it would seem he’s not yet decided what to do. What he does know is he didn’t come to Manchester United to draw games.
‘A lot of things have to be settled,’ Ibrahimovic told MUTV after the draw with Everton. ‘It’s not like I’m 20 and I have another five or 10 years.
‘Probably I have one, two, three years so everything depends on what you want and what the club wants, what the vision of the club is because I said from day one I didn’t come here to waste time, I came here to win.
‘If you want to win bigger then you have to create bigger.
‘I came here without the Champions League. I came here with the team as it was. It was not a team that was favourite to win.
‘I still came. I came to help. I came to do what I am able to do. To make it better. To bring the team to higher views so let’s see what happens.’