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Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms David Beckham wants him for Miami MLS team [Goal]

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As he prepares for his first season in English football, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hoping that he can make an instant impact as a Manchester United player.

Whether he will be able to get anywhere near the legend status that former Old Trafford favourite David Beckham receives is, however, unlikely.

Zlatan and Beckham are good friends though and the Swedish veteran has actually revealed today that his United move might not have ever materialised because he has an offer on the table from his old PSG teammate - one that he could yet take up in the future.

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"David is a good friend of mine, and he has asked me to play for his (Miami) team," Ibrahimovic told Goal.com.

"For now, I want to achieve big things with Manchester United, but I have a lot of respect for the MLS, and anything is possible."

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Beckham, of course, is the part-owner of a Miami-based franchise that, all things permitting, is set to debut in Major League Soccer in 2018.

With the offer having already been made for Zlatan to join Beckham in North America, the former United number seven is clearly starting his recruitment drive early.

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Ibrahimovic also admitted there was interest from other MLS teams, but ultimately he simply couldn't turn down the chance to join Manchester United and rekindle his working relationship with Jose Mourinho.

"Once I had decided to leave PSG there were many offers, but with Zlatan that is normal.

"I know that teams from the MLS were interested, but the opportunity to play for Manchester United, and of course to work with my good friend Jose Mourinho again, was impossible to turn down.”

Now 35, it is unlikely Ibrahimovic would have signed any preemptive deal with Beckham this summer, but it is interesting to hear him openly suggest something could be in the pipeline in the not too distant future.

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Having only signed a one-year contract at United, there is always the possibility that the free-scoring Swede opts to take his talents stateside after one year in English football.

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Wayne Rooney
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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