Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have a one-year extension to his Manchester United contract, according to his manager, Jose Mourinho.
When the 35-year-old Swede moved to Old Trafford this summer on a free transfer, he signed for one year with an option of another year.
“We are going to execute the option of a second season,” said Mourinho. “After that he can do what he wants.”
This season Ibrahimovic has scored 8 goals in 17 matches for the Red Devils, and he said: “I feel in shape, feel fresh and good. If I feel like I do now, there will be a second year.”
Ibrahimovic scored 62 times in 116 international matches for Sweden, before retiring from international football in June.
He joined United from French champions Paris St-Germain. That was his 13th league title, and added to his record of winning a trophy every season since 2001, playing for AC Milan, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Ajax.
He was named Sweden’s top player for a 10th successive year, and will have a statue erected in Stockholm in his honour.