Zlatan Ibrahimovic says 'nothing' finalised on Man Utd future

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says "nothing is done" with regards to his Manchester United future, but claims he has fulfilled the option needed to extend his contract.

The 35-year-old arrived in the summer on a one-year deal with the option of another season.

On Friday, United boss Jose Mourinho said he was convinced Ibrahimovic would still be at Old Trafford when 2017/18 got under way, but the 20-goal striker is

giving little away just yet.

Asked if he has triggered the extension clause with goals and appearances, the veteran striker said: "Something like that. I have to score 100 goals.

"The option is already fulfilled. But there's nothing done yet. "

When asked whether it was case of having to wait and see, Ibrahimovic said: "From my side. We'll wait and see. Let's see what happens."

As well as contributing a strong goal tally, Ibrahimovic has also had a positive influence on the United squad, with Anthony Martial appearing to be benefiting from the striker's knowledge and experience.

Having endured a difficult season and found himself watching from the sidelines recently, the 21-year-old marked his return to the starting line-up by setting up one and scoring the other as Watford were beaten 2-0 on Saturday.

"He's not going around with his head down," Ibrahimovic said of Martial. "He's positive, training hard and has a lot of energy. Obviously he wants to play.

"It's not like we go around to everybody and talk. It's about the moment, when the situation is there. When we eat breakfast he sits beside me and we talk. Everybody talks to everybody.

"It's not like you go to one and try to cheer him up. It's a good atmosphere, the guys are very professional. Positive vibes."


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