Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has silenced reports of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic moving to China at the end of his contract.

35-year-old Ibrahimovic has proved many doubters wrong with 15 goals in his first 23 Premier League games, with Mourinho ​telling the press on Friday“I’m totally convinced he is going to stay.

“He came with the intention to stay two years but in the minds of everyone the first year is going better than every expectation.

“He knows we are going to try again to improve next season and try to share with him in a fantastic way probably the last year of his career at the highest level so I'm convinced that he's staying.

Reports are suggesting that a variety of clubs from China and America are interested in signing Ibra at the end of his new deal, but Mourinho has insisted that there is no reason for fans to worry.

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"He's adapted to the club, to the situation, I don't see any problem with his family, I gave him the possibility of a next day off to go to Sweden, he doesn't want, so I'm totally convinced he is going to stay," added Mourinho.

United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward, in the club's annual reports, expressed his desire for the club to "churn" the first team squad this summer. After a brief joke of not knowing what "churn" meant, Mourinho was quick to back Woodward's desires.

“He's completely right, of course we speak about it, of course we speak about what next and we know that we have a squad that like every squad needs changes."