Zlatan set for United exit

02 March 2018 11:54:08 EST

Jose Mourinho has admitted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will probably leave Manchester United at the end of the season.

At a press conference ahead of United's trip to Crystal Palace on Monday night, Mourinho discussed the future of two players; Ibrahimovic and Marouane Fellaini.

He said that the Swede was likely to go but he stressed that he wanted Fellaini to stay. Mourinho said of Ibrahimovic: "I think he's won the right of choosing his life, his future.

"He's such an amazing player and had an amazing career, only that awful injury in the wrong moment broke a fantastic couple of seasons he could and should have with us.

"This season has been really difficult for him. He's not injured, but does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he's in conditions to help the team in this moment?"

Does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he's in conditions to help the team in this moment?

Jose Mourinho

The 36-year-old has not played for United since December and, in the meantime, Mourinho has boosted his attacking options with the purchase of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

The United boss also discussed Fellaini and said that the midfielder has been offered a new deal but, with his contract expiring at the end of the season, he doesn't know whether he will stay though he and the club want him to.

By the time United kick off at Selhurst Park, they could be down to third in the Premier League table depending on whether Liverpool can beat Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday.

United are 9/20 to win on Monday night with Palace 7/1 and the draw priced at 15/4.

Palace meanwhile, could be back in the bottom three with Roy Hodgson's side at risk of being overtaken by both Swansea and Stoke who play their games on Saturday.

United play the second-leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Sevilla on 13th March, the sides level after the first game in Spain.

Mourinho's side are 12121/1 to win the Champions League this season.

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