Phil Jones: 'Jose Mourinho has boosted confidence of all Manchester United players'
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 0:21
It helped Mourinho become the first United manager to secure a trophy in his first season at the club, and he has now equalled Brian Clough and Alex Ferguson with four League Cup triumphs.
He said his United future does not depend on the club qualifying for Champions League.
Ibrahimovic scored twice, including a late victor, in Sunday's EFL Cup final victory over Southampton.
Ibrahimovic has scored 26 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions during in his first campaign at the 20-time English champions.
In accordance with his current short-term contract, Ibrahimovic has the option to stay at Old Trafford for one more season. It has nothing to do with that. "I think we should keep it that way and just enjoy the moment and we'll see what happens next year". For the development of the team, there's nothing better than doing it with the feeling of trophies.
"I got a call from Jose Mourinho". It is because I am here in England. When Paul Pogba, interviewed next to him on the Wembley pitch, said, "That's why United bought him", Ibrahimovic, quick as a flash, responded: "They didn't buy me, I was a free transfer". I like the finals like before, Chelsea-Manchester United, Chelsea-Arsenal, Chelsea-Liverpool, Chelsea-Tottenham. I know the potential. I'm happy I came.
"We will believe that he is going to stay with us one more season", Mourinho said. Mourinho's team is placed in the sixth position in the English Premier League table since their victory over Swansea past year in November. "I predicted things - what I predicted is what I'm doing now".
"We are winning. After seven months I have two trophies with this club, ' said Zlatan Ibrahimovic".
"The reality is that we want more: my contract is long, I have two more years with this one, so hopefully I can win more. I feel good and am willing to fight for the cause". And I came when people thought it was impossible for me to do what I am able to do.
"Ibrahimovic will be there next year, but Martial and Rashford will be there for another 10 years".