​Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Manchester United this week and join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy - signing a contract through until the end of the 2019 season - according to various reports.


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Sources earlier in the day had suggested Ibrahimovic's time at Old Trafford was coming to a swift end, with ​Sports ​I​llustrated confirming that he has followed in the footsteps of former Premier League stars David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole by signing for the Galaxy.


Ibrahimovic has not featured for the Red Devils since he was substituted in the Boxing Day draw against ​Burnley, with Jose Mourinho subsequently granting him permission to leave on a free and pursue one final big payday across the pond.

Ibrahimovic only had three months remaining on the 12-month deal he penned with United in the summer after the ​Premier League giants opted to extend his stay in the north west of England following a productive maiden campaign in the top division.


A number of top US teams were believed to have expressed interest in landing Ibrahimovic after his future in the UK became a source of huge speculation, with LA Galaxy now seemingly confirmed to have won the race to snap up the former Sweden captain.


Ibrahimovic picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury in the Europa League semi-finals last season to put a dampener on both his first season in England and his footballing career at the top level in general.

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The arrival of Romelu Lukaku from ​Everton last summer for around £90m pushed Ibrahimovic down the pecking order in Mourinho's senior setup too, and that has allowed the Portuguese gaffer to let Ibrahimovic leave while he still feels capable of playing football.


Despite that injury setback, the ex-​Barcelona and ​Inter superstar went on to feature 53 times across his two-year spell with United, and bagged himself 29 goals and two titles in the form of a Europa League trophy and EFL Cup to show for his efforts.