"At the same time, let's make a decision that makes us all happy and if that is for him to stay and for us to wait - let's say in December maybe, because I don't think before December he can get back to competitive football - but why not wait for a player who gave us so much?"
He scored 28 goals in 46 games for Manchester United last season before suffering the injury in the Europa League quarterfinals. We need two more players, at least one.
Mourinho also confirmed that the club tried to sign striker Alvaro Morata last month but could not agree a fee with Real Madrid for the 24-year-old Spain global.
LA Galaxy head coach Curt Onalfo refused to dismiss links with former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the free agent promised to make a "huge" announcement regarding his future. Mourinho replied when asked whether the door was opn for a return for Ibrahimovic.
Although Ibrahimovic had been linked to a move to Major League Soccer, Mourinho said the forward had indicated he wanted to continue to play at "the highest level".
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Ibrahimovic's knee injury saw United prioritise the acquisition of a new striker, with Romelu Lukaku this week filling that void after arriving from Everton for an initial £75million.
"[And it] is really important for the players to be together 24 hours for two and a half weeks and welcome to the new people, try to make them adapt as soon as possible".
Los Angeles FC are prepared to go toe-to-toe with LA Galaxy for the signature of out of contract star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He was not happy with the way he finished the season, of course with his first European trophy, but not playing.
"It would be easy for him to hide behind such an awesome injury and say it's time to play at a different level".
However, Ibrahimovic is being aggressively pursued by LA Galaxy, who wanted him when he left PSG previous year, and are prepared to make him the highest paid player in the MLS.