Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals his nomination for Manchester United player of the season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals his nomination for Manchester United player of the season
Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Manchester United for LA Galaxy earlier this year (Picture: Getty)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has nominated David de Gea as Manchester Uniteds player of the season.

The Spain international is the red hot favourite to win a record fourth Sir Matt Busby gong at Uniteds end of season awards ceremony tonight, overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo who won the accolade in 2004, 2007 and 2008.

Ibrahimovic ended his 18-month association with United earlier this year when he joined MLS franchise LA Galaxy but sent a video message ahead of the event to endorse his former teammate.

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Player of the year I want say David de Gea, even if a goalkeeper shouldnt get Player of the Year, said the 36-year-old, with a nod to his old manager Jose Mourinho, who claimed last year he didnt want his No.1 to win the award as it would represent a sign of a brittle defence.


But he has had a fantastic year, like every other year. He continues that high level of performance, so that is my vote.

Ibrahimovic added: Good to see that you are doing well, you have made it to the final, which I like a lot, even if I am not there.

Here everything is ok, here it is sunny every day. I hope you guys also enjoy your weather!

Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea reacts at the end of the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
David de Gea is on course to win his fourth Sir Matt Busby Award this evening (Picture: Getty)
Soccer Football - FA Cup Semi-Final - Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - April 21, 2018 Manchester United's Ander Herrera celebrates scoring their second goal with Jesse Lingard Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
Ander Herrera won the award last season (Picture: Reuters)

I want to say to all the fans, I miss you. I miss playing at Old Trafford, seeing all the red shirts, I have great memories from there.

I want to thank everybody for the push, for the energy, the adrenaline that you gave me.

I want to thank my teammates also, you made it easy for me, especially in the first year and also in the second from another point of view.

Coach, I miss you also. Youre doing well, you know what you need to do to win, so there is no secret behind it.

I hope you win the final and the mentality continues from last year.

I just want to make sure that everything is alright and good – but I can see it so I am not worried.

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