Ibrahimovic leaves Manchester United for LA Galaxy


Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving Manchester United to  join Los Angeles Galaxy.

The 36-year-old has been linked for some time with a move to the U.S. and Major League Soccer (MLS).

“Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United. Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history,” Ibrahimovic said via instangram.

Los Angeles Times writer Kevin Baxter also confirmed through Twitter that Ibrahimovic had signed for LA Galaxy.

It was understood Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, had agreed to release him from a contract that was due to expire at the end of June.

Mourinho said at the beginning of March that Ibrahimovic was expected to leave at the end of the season.

Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s record international goal-scorer with 62 strikes in 116 games, told Reuters on March 15 he was finally over a serious knee injury that stalled his Manchester United career.

The Swede sustained a bad knee injury in Manchester United’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final tie against Belgian side Anderlecht last April.

Ibrahimovic last appeared for the English Premier League club on Dec. 26 against Burnley.