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Zlatan & Beckham.

David Beckham's response to rumours that Zlatan could soon join the MLS

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It's been a very strange season for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swedish legend sensationally announced he had signed a new one-year deal with Manchester United in the summer, despite the fact he had sustained a serious knee injury back in April.

He made his comeback quicker than expected, but now it appears that Zlatan was rushed back into action, with the Swede now desperately struggling for fitness.

After the addition of Alexis Sanchez, Jose Mourinho stated he would not stand in the way of Ibrahimovic possibly leaving for the MLS before his £220,000-a-week contract ends.

The Red Devils boss said: "He told me nothing about it. First time I read something about this is was from you, I read from somewhere or saw on some TV channel, he never mentioned that to me so I don't know.

"Zlatan is in last year of his contract, if, if, if -- and he said nothing to it to me -- but if, if, if that is true and Zlatan wants a future in another club in another country we are here to help and create conditions to help, not to make his life difficult.

The MLS is the probably the only place he will end up and coincidently, United legend David Beckham announced he was forming how own team for the league on Monday.

So, the former England captain was, of course, asked whether he would want Zlatan in the USA as soon as possible. His reaction was just perfect.

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BECKHAM RESPONDS

"He's one of the best players, one of the best people, and if he comes to this league at some point it would be great," Beckham said. "But at the moment he's a Manchester United player and I'm happy about that, and I want him to stay there, but at some point, he might come here."

Fair play Becks.

The two played together while at Paris Saint-Germain and Beckham knows just what a coup Zlatan would be for the MLS.

When discussing how it has grown since his move to LA Galaxy in 2007, he said: "But now this league is talked about globally. You're talking about players that have played in this league already -- you look at players as great as Kaka, he's come in and he's playing in this league.

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"And when you talk about Zlatan, yeah, it's great that it's talked about like that, and he would be more than welcomed into this league by fans, by players, and it doesn't matter what injuries he has had in his career, he's a beast -- he's a beast!"

But, Zlatan still has some unfinished business in Manchester first.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester United
Premier League
Paris Saint-Germain
MLS
LA Galaxy
Football
David Beckham

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