Zlatan Set For October Return And Expected To Pen New Man Utd Deal
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.
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.
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.
Despite being released by the club, Zlatan has stayed in Cheshire and has stepped up his recovery routine.
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.
Man Utd’s top scorer last season is working at United’s Carrington training complex, but the usual procedure suggests that foreign players have to rehabilitate themselves abroad.
He has surprised the United medical staff by responding brilliantly to the rehabilitation routines and sources reveal that boss Jose Mourinho can offer him a short-term deal until the end of the upcoming season.
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.
Zlatan is keen on regaining full fitness as soon as possible as Man Utd have stepped up their transfer business and have already signed Lindelof and Lukaku – with other big names expected to join the club soon before the league opener against West Ham.
He has received offers from MLS, Chinese Super League and other Premier League clubs, but it is understood that Zlatan’s first choice is to continue his spell at Manchester United.
Man Utd have landed Lukaku but Marcus Rashford is only other mainstream striker in Mourinho’s squad and it is believed that the Red Devils hierarchy would look forward to increase their options by offering Zlatan a short-term deal – as the club aims to become a dominant force in England again.
A massive hint that Zlatan could be set to sign a new short-term deal is the fact that Lukaku asked for his permission to wear the No. 9 shirt – rather than being given automatically by the club.