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Man Utd boss Mourinho: LA Galaxy will enjoy Ibrahimovic

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his departure for LA Galaxy last week.

The Swede could make his MLS debut this weekend against Los Angeles FC.

Mourinho said: "For me it's always sad when the big players go in the direction of the end, I remember for example Figo, last match, with me and with Inter, and I always remember as one of my saddest moments because I always feel very very sorry when the big ones finish or go to the last period of their careers.

"Zlatan's goodbye moment was more in that direction, he's a huge big player that top football, European football is losing now and forever because he will not be back to this level of football but fantastic for him in this period, is a fantastic way not to go from being a player to being a former player, this period with Galaxy, these couple of years will be very good for him and American football.

"What he can do, teach, attract, his personality, passion for football, he's always had since his recovery was an example of what a pro should be is more the MLS and US as a football country is going to get, what more is Zlatan is going to get, will be just a way for him to enjoy the last couple of years of his football."

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