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Man stabbed to death in Stockholm shelter

One man is dead and another seriously injured after an argument in a homeless shelter in Stockholm turned into a knife fight late on Tuesday night.

The argument began in an apartment in a homeless shelter in Vällingby, western Stockholm, late on Tuesday night. Staff at the shelter called the police when the men’s behavior got out of hand.

“The men got into an argument with one another in the apartment, and we were alerted at midnight,” said Patrik Eriksson of the Stockholm police to TT news agency.

However, by the time the police arrived, the quarrel had taken a serious turn for the worse and had become a knife-fight. It is unclear whether both men were armed with knives, or if just one weapon was used, however both men were stabbed.

One of the men died early on Wednesday morning from the injuries he sustained in the fight.

The other man, who was seriously injured in the altercation, is now suspected of murder, according to TT news agency.

The apartment has been cordoned off by police, and several police patrols have commenced an investigation of the crime scene.

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‘Zlatan is a very intelligent guy and a very proud man’

Manchester United manager José Mourinho is looking forward to working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic again next season after declaring the Swedish striker's contract extension will be a formality.

'Zlatan is a very intelligent guy and a very proud man'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic representing Manchester United in the Boxing Day match. Photo: AP Photo/Rui Vieira

Ibrahimovic, 35, arrived from Paris Saint-Germain in July on a one-year deal with an option for a further year, which Mourinho in November indicated United would look to take up.

After the footballer scored once and made two goals in United's 3-1 win over Sunderland on Monday, Mourinho said the clause had not been activated yet, but would be.

“It is activated in his brain and it is activated also in my decisions and in the owners' and the board's. So it is no problem,” said Mourinho.

Ibrahimovic's goal agains Sunderland means that he has scored 50 times across all competitions for club and country during 2016, the year he retired from international football with Sweden.

“I am not really surprised because he is a very intelligent guy and a very proud man,” Mourinho said.

“He decided to come to Manchester United and to the Premier League, to a club with the level of expectation of Manchester United, in the most difficult league in the world for a striker.

“When he decides to come here, it is because he knows he can do it.”

“When we contacted him and he said, yes, he will come, I was sure that he was not coming here to leave the Premier League without proving himself.”

“To leave the Premier League having failed at Manchester United? No way. When such a guy decided to come, I was completely clear that he would be ready and he is ready for more next season. He will be here again,” said Mourinho.

Ibrahimovic set up Daley Blind to put United ahead in the 39th minute and then ran through to score from Paul Pogba's pass before setting up Henrikh Mkhitaryan for a spectacular 'scorpion kick' volley.

United secured a fourth successive Premier League win, and extended their unbeaten record in all competitions to 11 matches.