HomeNewsZlatan Compares Himself To KING KONG As He Is Set For Man...

Zlatan Compares Himself To KING KONG As He Is Set For Man Utd Return

Published on:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Instagram and posted a photo of his naked torso alongside a picture of King Kong, with the caption “King and Kong”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic posted a picture of his impressive torso alongside an image of King Kong

Just hours earlier, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho dropped another massive hint that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for Manchester United again.

Red Devils’ world record signing Paul Pogba also hinted that the towering Swede return to Manchester United after stating that he is still the “leader” of the club’s dressing-room.

Zlatan and Pogba

The French midfielder said: “Obviously Zlatan is a leader, always a big leader, and he’s a big leader because he’s still in the team. Even though he’s not playing he’s a leader outside of the pitch.”

Manchester United splurged £75million for signing Romelu Lukaku from Everton this summer and Mourimho accentuated that he had to spend the cash for roping in a new striker due to Zlatan’s injury.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has surprised everyone as he is set to return to fitness well ahead of schedule and is believed to sign a new deal at Manchester United.

The towering Swede had suffered an anterior cruciate knee injury after landing awkwardly on his knee.

The towering Swede had suffered an anterior cruciate knee injury after landing awkwardly on his knee during the final minutes of Man Utd’s Europa League win over Anderlecht.

It was believed that the former Barcelona man would not return to the pitch until the New Year.

Zlatan shows off his incredible physique aged 35

The former Sweden skipper underwent an operation on his knee to repair a cruiciate ligament at the Pittsburh’s Medical Center.

The serious knee injury had threatened to bring an unceremonious end to Zlatan’s illustrious footballing career which has seen him donning the shirts of Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, PSG, Ajax and Manchester United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently a free agent after his United contract expired last month

Fans had feared that his career could be over after Manchester United released him this month as they did not use of the option of extending his contract by a year.

The striker’s face is the central figure on the 1,000 Swedish Krona note as he secures legendary status for his country.

Despite being released by the club, Zlatan has stayed in Cheshire and has stepped up his recovery routine.

Power is nothing without control

A post shared by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already back at Manchester United as he continues to recover from his nightmare knee injury.

He has returned to Carrington after the club offered to help him overcome his huge setback.

Zlatan is currently undergoing his rehab at United’s training base

Zlatan is working with his own full-time physio and is also being helped by the United medical staff, to implement a recovery process that would help the towering Swede to return well ahead of schedule.

And Mourinho now suggested that Zlatan will be back as a part of the Red Devils squad within six months.

Mourinho said: “We spent big money on a striker because, with strikers, you either spend or you don’t get.”

“We spent because of what happened to Zlatan and we cannot allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.”

Jose Mourinho says he had to buy a new striker due to Ibra’s injury

Mourinho has shown faith in his younger players in the USA during the pre-season tour.

He has used seven players who burst into the scene through the club’s academy and youth teams.

ALSO READ: Zlatan Set For October Return And Expected To Pen New Man Utd Deal

He has included Timothy  Fosu-Mensah, 19; Demetri Mitchell, 20, Joel Pereira, 21; Andreas Pereira, 21; Scott McTominay, 20 – along with trid and tested Man Utd academy graduates Marcus Rashford, 19, and Jesse Lingard, 24.

This is a bit surprising as Mourinho has never shown faith in youngsters before arriving at Old Trafford last season.

And now he pointed out Real Madrid’s line up against United in Santa Clara as an example to defend his new philosophy.

The former Real boss said: “More than half of their team — which is their first team because they were only missing Ronaldo and Ramos — all these guys started with me and had debuts with me.”

Rashford and Lingard

“They came into the first team with me, trained with me at 15 and 16 years old. Nacho, Casemiro, Calvajal, Morata, Marcello was 20.”

“So probably in a few years Man United will also have half a dozen of these kids.”

“I think Scott McTominay and Demetri Mitchell are also kids to have a future in the club. And Andreas Pereira is back.”

“So when the kids are good and have potential, there is no problem.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

also read