By Mark Weasley
The impact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had at Manchester United and the rest of England is not hard to fathom. He arrived in England with the reputation of a talker, but after 28 goals, no one can doubt him.
According to Jose Mourinho, the legendary Swede could be set for a remarkable return as a Manchester United player, despite the arrival of Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old Lukaku has been signed as Zlatan’s replacement, and has been given the number 9 jersey to lead United to a new era of dominance.
His 1-year contract wasn’t renewed, but he was allowed to continue his rehabilitation by using the club’s medical facilities at Carrington, but his recovery is going faster than expected.
Quizzed about the possibility of Zlatan playing for United again, via Goal Jose was quoted as saying: “Possible, it’s open, of course we wanted to be honest and open and let everything for him to make the decision.
“At the same time let’s make a decision that makes us all happy and if that is for him to stay and for us to wait, let’s say in December maybe, because I don’t think before December he can get back to competitive football, but why not wait for a player who gave us so much.” he added.
Zlatan suffered a nasty knee injury during a Europa League match against Anderlecht back in April that effectively ended his season and his progress at the club. He had arrived on a free transfer after his PSG contract ended, and he had an immediate impact, scoring the winner in the 2-1 win over Leicester in the 2016 Community Shield.
Zlatan is a fitness addict, despite his advanced years, managed to play almost every game in prime condition. He has been linked to MLS side, LA Galaxy in recent weeks, and recently stated that a “big announcement” is imminent about his future.