'He Is Closer To Manchester' - Mourinho Hints At Ibrahimovic Man Utd Return


"The Real Madrid forward started in the Super Cup game against Manchester United on Tuesday night".

"So we're speaking, we are changing ideas and again it's in the hands of (executive vice-chairman Ed) Woodward and Zlatan's agent, but the important thing is that the final decision is the best for the player".

Just yesterday the Manchester United manager said that Real Madrid's team sheet in the UEFA Super Cup would give a hint into whether or not Bale is in Zinedine Zidane's plans this season.

After the match in Skopje, the Wales worldwide was peppered with questions about his future, yet appeared unflustered and reiterated his desire to stay at the Bernabeu.

"I'm concentrating on my football, I'm concentrating on getting my fitness up, I'm happy I'm playing football, I'm winning trophies, so yeah, I don't want to move".

I want to thank him, as well, for allowing me to wear that number'.

"I think now everybody knows he is going to stay", Mourinho said.

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Bale not only played, he started and thus, Mourinho conceded the end of United's pursuit in acquiring him.

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"Obviously I think by bringing Mourinho in it's kind of boosted the club, by winning a few trophies previous year, it did them great, and I think they're getting back to where they belong".

"He's a great manager, he's done everything in football, he knows what he's doing and I'm sure he's building a great team for what he hopes to achieve there".

"United did very well".

It is said the 54-year-old has performed background checks with his former club and has been told there is a chance Bale could be let go.

"There were big celebrations in the dressing room, we don't get exhausted of winning", said the Frenchman after his side became the first team to retain the trophy since AC Milan in 1990.