Jose Mourinho says he is “sad” to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic leave Manchester United.
The striker was unveiled as a LA Galaxy player on Friday after agreeing the termination of his contract at Old Trafford last week. He scored 28 goals last season but struggled to make an impression this term after being restricted to just seven appearances because of a knee injury.
Mourinho, though, is sorry to see him go.
“For me it’s always sad when the big players go in the direction of the end,” he told a news conference on Friday.
“I remember for example Figo, last match with me and with Inter, and I always remember as one of my saddest moments because I always feel very, very sorry when the big ones finish or go to the last period of their careers.
“Zlatan’s goodbye moment was more in that direction, he’s a huge, big player that topped football. European football is losing now and forever because he will not be back to this level of football.
“But fantastic for him in this period. It will be just a way for him to enjoy the last couple of years of his football.”