Manchester United not expected to offer Ibrahimovic a new contract

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United future will become clearer when the Premier League's retained list is revealed on Friday.

Ibrahimovic was understood to be in United's plans for 2017-18 until his season-ending injury.

Despite scoring 28 goals in his debut season for Manchester United, it looks like Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't be at Old Trafford next season.

The 35-year-old had an option for a second season at United - following his influential first campaign in English football - but a cruciate ligament has finished his career at Old Trafford. He not only scored the victor late in the Community Shield, but scored late on to seal the EFL Cup against Southampton.

Ibrahimovic's injury means a new number nine is high on United's list of priorities this summer.

However it appears the club's hierarchy have decided against renewing his contract, according to Sky Sports he'll be on the list of released players set to be issued at 9am tomorrow.

Although there is no rule restricting a club from approaching a player excluded from their retained list at a later point regarding a new deal, the list will include details of any offers already made.

Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata is just one of the names mentioned to relpace Ibrahimovic in the summer, after United cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid's Antione Griezmann.