Report: Ibrahimovic interested in Manchester United move if van Gaal departs

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested in a summer move to Manchester United if Louis van Gaal was to leave the club according to reports

Report: Ibrahimovic interested in Manchester United move if van Gaal departs
Above: Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly interested in a move to Manchester United if Louis van Gaal was to leave in the summer | Getty Images

It has been reported that Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be interested in a summer move to Manchester United if Louis van Gaal was to leave the club. 

Wanted man

The Swede's time in the French capital is seemingly coming to an end with his contract at the Parc des Princes up in the summer. 

There has been interest from both the Chinese Super League and the Premier League specifically which Ibrahimovic confirmed in a press conference back in March. 

However according to Sky Sports, the striker would be interested in a move to Old Trafford in the summer while he can still perform at a high level but it depends on a change of manager. 

The 34-year-old referred to the pair's strained relationship in his 2011 autobiography, I am Zlatan, during his time with Ajax where van Gaal was technical director at the time. 

Above: Wayne Rooney returning to action for Manchester United's U21's during Monday's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough | Getty Images
Above: Wayne Rooney returning to action for Manchester United's U21's during Monday's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough | Getty Images

In need of goals

Ibrahimovic would be a welcome addition to a United forward line that has been heavily scrutinised this past season for their lack of goals scoring just 39, three more than 18th-placed Sunderland.

A big boost for van Gaal ahead of their matches with West Ham and Aston Villa is the return of skipper Wayne Rooney

The striker has been missing for the last 12 matches with a knee problem but made his return on Monday night as he played just over an hour in the under- 21's 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough courtesy of a goal from Paddy McNair

Rooney may even return for the final FA Cup tie at the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday, but speaking after the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham. Van Gaal was cautious about his return. 

He said that they would "have to wait and see" and that he is a "great striker" but admitted that Rooney had to "show that". 

Manchester United will visit West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-final replay at the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday, April 13 with kick-off at 7pm BST.