Legendary Swedish footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is working hard to repay the faith of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho by putting in the hard graft as he looks to get his career back on track. In a series of photos shared by the club’s official website, the 35 year old was seen working on his lower body strength which is key given that he suffered a nasty knee injury in his first spell at the club last season in a Europa League match against Anderlecht.
He had arrived on a free transfer from PSG last summer and was phenomenal, helping the club win the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League. However, his contract wasn’t renewed, as the board were skeptical about the chances of the player at 35 recovering from torn Anterior Cruciate Liagments. In only Zlatan style, he has looked on track and was re-signed by the club last week on a £125k a week deal, to offer competition and mentorship to the club’s new headline act, Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku, the 24 year old Belgian looks sharp since his arrival from Everton in a stunning £75m deal earlier in the summer. Below are some of the best photos of the Ibrahimovic putting in the hard work in the gym, and United fans hope he comes out raring to go when he recovers fully, which has been mooted to be around the New Year.
Speaking to MUTV, he said recently, “It doesn’t matter what’s in my way, I will break everything to reach my goal. When I come back to play football on the field I will be better than before. I am not coming back because I am the one I am, I am coming back to be a better version of the old one. Imagine how that will be!”
United have won three out of three in the Premier League and hope Zlatan come quickly to help spearhead our attack in tandem with Lukaku. The player is a tall, physically imposing striker known for his technical skills, power and movement. He scored 28 times for the Red Devils last term.