The big Swede is Man United’s top scorer having netted 16 times in 25 games, and has found 10 goals in his past nine games.
In November Mourinho stated that he intended to exercise the second-year option on the contract Ibrahimovic signed in the summer, with his agent Mino Raiola also insisting that they’d like to stay at Old Trafford.
Speaking about Zlatan, Mourinho was delighted that he has chosen not to embark on a move in America or China.
“I’m really happy for him,” he said. “Maybe some people could think [he was] a top scorer but not any more at 35 years old, not any more because the Premier League is not Ligue 1. But for him, 35 is the same as 25, Ligue 1 is the same as the Premier League.
“He scores goals, he plays well and I’m really happy for him because he will end his career on a high, which is amazing. He’s not ending his career in America or in China, he’s ending his career at the top of the top.
“I’m really pleased with him. His record is good and he can improve. With no penalties, which is amazing too because normally the other guys that are top scorers around the world, they score a lot of penalties. He has had one penalty in 17 Premier League matches so I couldn’t be happier.”
The 35-year-old has been in remarkable form and has done a brilliant job of silencing his critics since his arrival in the Premier League.
He’s won trophies all over the world but it seems like he’ll be finishing in his career in England, hopes are he can continue to perform and play a vital role for the side, as he has done since his arrival.