03 May Ibrahimovic on the mend
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he feels “stronger” following surgery in the United States of America to repair cruciate ligament damage to his knee.
The 35-year-old Sweden forward hobbled out of United’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht on April 20, with his future uncertain as he faced a lengthy spell of rehabilitation.
Ibrahimovic, whose deal with United runs out at the end of the current season, posted a photo on his official Instagram account of his scarred knee post operation, with the accompanying message: “Fixed, done and stronger. Once again thank you for the support. We will enjoy my game togheter (sic) soon”
The veteran Swede also earlier posted on Twitter a picture of his hospital wristbands, with the same message, although that post was later deleted.
Manchester United had written on the club’s official Twitter feed: “Good news from Zlatan’s team that he has undergone successful knee surgery.”
Ibrahimovic, who scored twice as United won the EFL Cup against Southampton at Wembley, is expected to make a full recovery and, according to his agent, had not suffered a career-ending injury.