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Zlatan Ibrahimovic turned down David Beckham's MLS invite for Man United

Manchester United's new striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed that he turned down David Beckham and MLS for a chance to work with his "good friend" Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

The Swede left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season and had a number of offers, only to decide to join the Red Devils and play in the Premier League for the first time in his career.

With Beckham's Miami-based franchise already purchasing land for their new stadium, the former England captain tried to convince his former PSG teammate to join him as the club targets to join MLS by 2018.

"David is a good friend of mine, and he has asked me to play for his [Miami] team," Ibrahimovic told Goal.com.

"For now, I want to achieve big things with Manchester United, but I have a lot of respect for the MLS, and anything is possible.

"I am not ruling out the MLS. Once I had decided to leave PSG there were many offers, but with Zlatan that is normal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left the door open for a move to MLS in the future.

"I know that teams from the MLS were interested, but the opportunity to play for Manchester United, and of course to work with my good friend Jose Mourinho again, was impossible to turn down."

Ibrahimovic will turn 35 in October, and with the charismatic striker opting for a one-year contract at United, the player hinted that a move to MLS is possible as he targets to play on for another five years.

"I would never rule out the MLS in the future. I have a contract with Manchester United, but I feel in great shape," he added. "I feel as though I could play until I am 40. It is impossible to predict the future."

The striker missed Manchester United's tour of China, but finally joined up with his new teammates in Manchester on Tuesday.

He will likely make his debut when United travel to his home country to take on Galatasaray in a friendly on Saturday in Gothenburg.

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