LA Galaxy striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said “nobody will remember what MLS is” if he leaves the league following LA Galaxy’s MLS Cup Play-Off exit to rivals Los Angeles FC.

The former Manchester United forward also appeared to have a confrontation with a fan after his side were knocked out 5-3 by their city rivals in what could be the Swede’s final MLS game.

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While walking off the pitch, Ibrahimovic gestured towards a spectator who appeared to be taunting him.

The 38-year-old’s contract expires in December and he has been linked with a return to Europe – with Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis expressing his interest this week.

“I have another two months [on my contract],” he said to reporters. “We’ll see what happens, If I stay, then MLS is good because the whole world will watch it. If I don’t stay, nobody will remember what MLS is.” Former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela scored twice in the first half of LAFC’s victory to take his tally for the season to 36 goals.

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Galaxy fought back through Ibrahimovic, but Adama Diomande’s late double secured LAFC’s win. It is the first time Galaxy have lost to LAFC in the MLS – a rivalry dubbed ‘El Trafico’ because of California’s traffic congestion.

Diego Rossi and substitute Diomande reasserted LA FC’s lead after Ibrahimovic had made it 2-2.

Defender Rolf Feltscher gave Galaxy late hope, but Diomande chipped in his second in the 80th-minute to set up a Western Conference final with Seattle Sounders.

Source: SkySports

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