Manchester United are expected re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a short-term deal when he recovers from long-term injury, with manager Jose Mourinho suggesting as such during a press conference in the United States.

Reports from the ​Sun claim the dominating presence of 35-year-old Ibrahimovic, who astounded pundits and fans with 28 goals in 51 matches last season, could re-sign with the Red Devils to add more firepower to the front line next year, given their commitments in the Champions League and domestically.

Ibrahimovic's agent, Mino Raiola, did insist earlier on in the season that his client will look to stay in the Europe, and the Sun reports that a £6m-a-year offer was rejected by the forward as he seeks to win further honours with United.

Mourinho said on the matter: "It's possible. It's open. Of course, we wanted to be honest and open for him to make a decision in case his desire was to leave.

"There was not a new contract, but there was a space of time for everybody to think, feel and decide. From his point of view, he made the decision of wanting to play football still at the highest level. He didn't want to hide behind such an amazing injury. 

"It would be easy to hide behind it and stop and go to a different level of football. He did not want that. He made the challenge for himself to keep playing at the highest level.

"We opened our door for him to recover with us and at the same time let's make a decision that makes us all happy. If that is for him to stay and for us to wait, let's say until December maybe because I don't think before December he can get back to competitive football, why not wait for a player who gave us so much?

"We are exchanging ideas and it's with Mr (Ed) Woodward and Zlatan's agent, but the important thing is the final decision is the best for the player."

It is not just LA Galaxy who want him in America, with new franchise Los Angeles FC looking to sign Ibrahimovic - or former Red Devils star Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen, who see his form and popularity in LA due to his Mexican background as a key marketing tool for the newly-created club.

LA Galaxy manager Curt Onalfo did admit the “DNA of the Galaxy is to attract world-class players, so we are always looking for one" so Ibrahimovic would certainly fit the profile of the transfers they need to make.

However, his competitive nature and unfinished business in Manchester will mean he will more than likely sign another short-term deal to play for Jose Mourinho once more, after announcing on his Instagram page there will be a "big announcement" regarding his future.