Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he must believe in his ability to perform next season before he signs a new contract at Manchester United.
He’s been in spectacular for this season since his arrival from Paris St Germain last summer, silencing all critics by scoring 26 goals this term across all competitions.
The 35-year-old dragged Man United across the line in the EFL Cup final victory over Southampton, and although he is only tied to a one-year deal, Jose Mourinho claimed he believed the big Swede would be at Old Trafford next year.
Speaking about the situation at the club, Zlatan claims he has to be performing at the best of his abilities.
“I mean the moment, how I feel, the situation, we have another two months of the season to go,” he said.
“I will stop on top. I will not play one game by being Ibrahimovic and for what I did before. If I don’t perform, if I don’t bring results, I will not play.
“I will not be like other players, playing because they make a great career and name and they are still playing because they are who they are. I will play as long as I can bring results.”
Man United may have already won a trophy this season, but their main aim is to return to the Champions League, and as they currently sit sixth in the Premier League, the qualification is still in doubt.
Ibrahimovic insists whether they qualify for Europe’s top tournament or not it won’t change his decision, but the uncertainty around his deal suggests he won’t sign until the campaign is complete.