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Ibrahimovic reveals what he told Mourinho before leaving Manchester United 

Former Manchester United player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed what he told Jose Mourinho before leaving United.

Ibrahimovic arrived Old Trafford during the summer transfer window of 2016 after spending four successful seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, PSG.

Ibrahimovic scored a total of 28 goals in 46 appearances in his first season at United, helping the club win the EFL Cup and Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.

After suffering a serious injury towards the end of the season, Ibrahimovic was unable to rediscover his top form for the Red Devils before agreeing to leave the club in March 2018.

Ibrahimovic subsequently signed for LA Galaxy and has revealed what he told Mourinho before he bid farewell.

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“This was a new challenge for me [the injury] and I said I would come back when I was ready and I would play exactly as I did before,” Ibrahimovic told BBC Sport.

“When I cannot do that I will not continue in football because I’m not here for charity. After my injury, when I was selected, I said to Jose Mourinho,

“I do not want to disappoint you or my team-mates. You had a Zlatan before the injury and you had one after the injury and I cannot give you the Zlatan that you are used to, that’s why I will not give you this Zlatan because I’m not ready.

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“My second year at United, I was not feeling ready, I was feeling different, it was like I was starting at zero and I had to teach my knee how to play football again.

“After a while, my confidence grew, I needed a new environment to feel that I was comfortable.”

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I regained form after I stopped eating jollof rice – Footballer Isaac Success

Footballer, Isaac Success has revealed how he regained his form in the English Premier League.

Isaac says his change of diet, including a stop in eating his favorite Jollof rice, helped him. The 22-year-old injury prone Nigerian footballer, in a chat with DailyMail said:

“I was eating a lot of African food [Jollof rice inclusive]and it was a little bit heavy but I’ve cut that out and I’m on the team diet, eating with the team.

Eating earlier at night, it’s really helped. I wasn’t fit and wasn’t working. I made mistakes because I wasn’t working hard and needed to concentrate more. I stuck to my plan.

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When you’re fit it’s more difficult to get injured, and if you’re injured you recover on time. So, this season is going well because physically I’m fine. I lost a couple of kilos and that made me faster and stronger. I feel sharper.”

According to reports, Isaac has already played more minutes this season than he played in the two before.

He has also scored again in the EPL, something he last did in 2016. Has also added three Super Eagles caps to the single cap he had before October.

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Owen mention one player Chelsea must replace after 2-0 win over Man City 

Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen, has identified one player Chelsea must replace in their squad.

Owen said Alvaro Morata was no longer needed in the team having failed to establish himself since arriving last season.

Morata was not even on the bench on Saturday as Maurizio Sarri decided to play Eden Hazard as false nine.

The Spaniard has failed to live up to expectations after arriving from Real Madrid for a club-record £60million in the summer of 2017.

“Chelsea need to replace Morata,” Owen told BT Sport.

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Pep Guardiola reveals why Manchester City lost 2-0 to Chelsea 

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed why they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

City suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday with goals from N’golo Kante and David Luiz in each half.

Maurizio Sarri’s side rose from the disappointment of losing at Wolves in midweek to end City’s 21-game unbeaten league run.

Guardiola’s side was struck in the first half as N’Golo Kante fired high past Ederson from Eden Hazard’s pass.

Chelsea returned from the break stronger and much improved, securing the win with 12 minutes left when David Luiz’s glancing header following a corner bounced in off the far post

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Guardiola told post-match conference at Stamford Bridge, “The result is the result, they scored two goals, congratulations Chelsea for the victory.

“We came here with an idea, we had a great first half but conceded the goal.

“They are so strong, the first half and last 25 we were fantastic and it was a joy to see my players and they showed incredible personality to play here.

“We created enough chances to score, unfortunately, it didn’t happen. The way we played today was incredible.”

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