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Zlatan Shows Off His Football Juggling Skills As He Eyes Man Utd Return After Horrific Injury

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed that he has a lot left in him even after a career-threatening knee injury.

Freestyler Tobias Becs impresses Zlatan Ibrahimovic with his skill

The towering Swede, who is keen to play again for Manchester United took part in ball juggling session with some football freestylers.

The ex-Manchester United forward showcases his own ability

And though the former Paris Saint-Germain man was not quite as good as the boys who perform mindboggling tricks full-time, he looked like he still had the magical touch in his feet.

Freestyler Tobias Becs demonstrated magical ability with a ball at his feet – performing some eye-catching acrobatic moves.

The free agent is recovering well from his knee surgery

Zlatan was impressed and congratulated the performance with a clap before having a go himself – flicking the ball into the air and performing some kick-ups.

Zlatan showed off an array of tricks on the street
Zlatan eventually lost control of the ball

The former Barcelona striker landed the ball on the back of his neck and let it roll down towards his before flicking it away with his foot.

Jose Mourinho has dropped a hint that the Swedish star will be offered a new Man United deal

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

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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.”

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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

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