- Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was spotted this weekend with Zlatan Ibrahimovic watching the Sweden vs Italy World Cup qualifier.
- Mourinho was watching Swede winger Emil Forsberg amongst others, United have previously been linked to the star.
- Sweden took a surprise 1-0 lead in the first-leg of the vital World Cup qualifier.
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Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were spotted at Sweden’s World Cup play-off clash with the Manchester United boss’ presence sparking rumors that he could be after Emil Forsberg.
A report from the Sun has suggested that Mourinho was watching RB Leipzig winger Forsberg as-well as monitoring United stars Victor Lindelof and Matteo Darmian at the Friends Arena.
Just this summer the Daily Express reported that United were interested in Forsberg who has impressed greatly since signing for German side RB Leipzig in 2015.
The winger is 26-years-old and has been praised as one of Sweden’s finest midfield talents in recent years. United have struggled to provide any natural width this season with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford often being pushed out wide. The Swede would certainly give the Red Devils an added dimension if he was to sign anytime soon.
The pictures of Zlatan and Mourinho in attendance of the play-off fixture showed Ibrahimovic in high spirits having retired from international duty just over a year ago himself. However, if Sweden manage to seal their place in next year’s World Cup in the second leg of their play-off fixture against Italy we wouldn’t put it past the attacker to make a dramatic u-turn on his retirement just in time for Russia.