Manchester United fan refused Zlatan Ibrahimovic shirt at Old Trafford shop

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Football shirts are so expensive these days. The average fan can expect to pay over £100 if they want the newest kit, a name and a number printed on the back of it. Considering these things cost pennies to produce in the Far East, it is a ludicrous amount of money.

And what do fans expect in return? Well, the least the club shops can do is allow you to choose exactly what you want to be printed on the back. But that is not the case if it's the Old Trafford Megastore you are visiting.

One fan took the chance to grab a few bargains as Manchester United cleared out the last of this season's stock ahead of the arrival of the new 2016/17 kit. Shirts are going for as little as £18 on their club website so he would have no doubt been delighted with his purchase.

However, upon going to the printing desk, he was informed that they would not meet his request to have 'Ibrahimovic' on the back. The man behind the desk said he would only be able to do it if the fan proved his last name was Ibrahimovic, which it was not.

Ridiculous? Absolutely. 

Of course, the fan who made the video was talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who does not play for Manchester United but has been heavily tipped to make the move to Old Trafford this summer.

If and when he does, you can be sure you will see thousands of 'Ibrahimovic' shirts around the Manchester United stadium on matchdays but until that time comes, they simply won't let you have one.


But fans may not have to wait too long as Ibrahimovic today confirmed that he had made his choice in regards to his next club. Whether that means he will be alongside Jose Mourinho in a red shirt, we simply don't know.

"The future is written," he said. "I made my choice a long time ago. I just have to push the button."

Asked about a move to United, he responded: "Let's see what happens."

Mourinho relationship

The fact that Mourinho is likely to become United's next manager automatically makes then heavy favourites to sign the charismatic Swede, who admitted he shares a very close relationship with the Special One.

He said: "I have spoken with him (Mourinho) every day since I left Inter. That is no secret. I have a great relationship with Mourinho and we are in contact but not in this week."

On whether he is the right man for United, he said: "I think it is a great move. If you want action, you bring Mourinho.

"I believe he is the man to bring them back to the top. Wherever he went he has won. He knows what he is doing. If you want to win, you bring Mourinho."

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Wayne Rooney
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