Bastian Schweinsteiger encourages MLS move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Bastian Schweinsteiger encourages MLS move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Bastian Schweinsteiger has encouraged Zlatan Ibrahimovic to move to the MLS after being released by Manchester United in June.

The big Swede was released from the Man United books earlier this summer but has rejected a move to LA Galaxy, expressing a preference to remain in Europe.

Jose Mourinho has hinted towards handing Zlatan – who continues to train at Carrington – a short term contract once he recovers from knee ligament damage sustained in April.

But Schweinsteiger, who left Old Trafford back in March following a spell on the periphery under Mourinho, has welcomed the prospect of Zlatan crossing the pond.

“I spoke about Thomas Muller could also come and play here,” he said.

“The goal should be in maybe 10 years for the MLS to be on the same level as the Bundesliga or the English Premier League that would be great.

“I hope everyone tries to help to increase the level of MLS and also that players like (Christian Pulisic) are here and not in Europe. So that should be the goal in America and I just try to help as much as I can.

“It’s also great that you have the kind of players like Michael Bradley in America who is helping a lot to increase the level of the league. But Zlatan is more than welcome.”

Perhaps one day the MLS chiefs will get their wish and have an opportunity to plaster Zlatan’s face and all the marketability that comes with it on literally everything they can, but for now the Swede, despite being 35, has unfinished business at the very highest level.

The very fact that, two months after being ‘released’, Zlatan has gone absolutely nowhere, nor shown any signs of wanting to go anywhere, alongside being considered still part of the United side by Paul Pogba, suggests that we have not seen the last of Zlatan just yet.

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