13 Agosto, 2017
The striker was released in the summer after a knee ligament prematurely ended his first season at Old Trafford.
"He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".
The United boss said: "He's injured, and needs time to recover".
One of the the Portuguese manager's objectives is to win the Premier League, having stumbled home sixth in a campaign that brought Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield glory.
But it is widely expected that United fans could have a chance to see him in a red shirt again.
"I just think he was very clear by showing what he did last year was not enough for him". Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for the content of external websites.
The Swedish striker has been urged to take it easy and not over do it as he attempts to make a quick recovery from major knee surgery.
This much was self evident, when United's new No.9 - the number which Ibrahimovic occupied last season - Romelu Lukaku deemed it necessary to seek the Swede's permission before taking his desired squad number.
However, with United already repotedly in negotiations with Ibrahimovic, it appears as though they hold the upper hand in the race for his signature.
"Victor can play right-back and can play centre midfield, we got a centre midfielder and we got an attacking player", he said. Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy have also been linked with the former Sweden captain, as well.
"I hope he doesn't leave Madrid". "Obviously the 25 per cent would be a player for another position playing from the sides".
"But if we cannot strengthen the team in this area, we have players we can trust".