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Zlatan set to be offered a special role in his new Man United contract

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Last season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic set the Premier League alight with Manchester United, scoring 28 goals in all competitions.

The towering Swedish striker was without question the Red Devils' most threatening player throughout the season and he even managed a match-winning brace in the EFL Cup final against Southampton.

Sadly, his English adventure was cut short when he picked up a serious knee injury in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht.


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Due to his age, United reluctantly did not offer him an extension on his one-year deal with the club and instead, they brought in Romelu Lukaku from Everton in a £75m deal.

However, due to Zlatan's remarkably quick recovery, United may yet offer the enigmatic striker a new deal.

But, it won't be a regular contract Mourinho's side will offer, in fact, they are prepared to offer him a very unique deal.

According to the Independent, United will offer Zlatan a coaching role at the club as well as having him as a player on their books.

Mourinho values his importance to the team so much that he feels his younger players should be taught all they can by the serial goal scorer.

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The self-confessed 'Special One' views him in a similar manner to Didier Drogba, who he brought in to perform a similar role in his 2014/15 season with Chelsea.

But, Zlatan would likely get more time on the pitch than the Ivorian did due to his impeccable fitness and the fact that last season, he looked as good as ever.

Mourinho confirmed last week that talks are ongoing, saying: “We are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us.

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“It was very clear from him that what he did last year was not enough for him. He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season.

"He is injured, he needs time to recover, and is not ready to play tomorrow. It’s not something that’s urgent, it’s not desperate to have it done or not.”

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