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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Shocks United and World with Remarkably Early Recovery from Injury
September 14, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be making quite a brisk recovery and could return to first-team action by November just as he is taking huge steps in his rehabilitation program from the knee injury, claims the independent.
Zlatan earlier suffered a career-threatening cruciate ligament injury during the United’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht back in April and wasn’t expected back to full stand and game play status until 2018. The injury was very weighty there were initial fears Zlatan’s career may have been over but Ibrahimovic has deep confident of making a full recovery despite being ruled out for at least nine months.
However, Ibrahimovic continues to show a promising stand as he makes remarkable waves of improvement over and over again in his rehabilitation and could provide Jose Mourinho’s side with a huge boost before the start of the festive period.
United, who released Ibrahimovic at the end of last season, handed the former Sweden Legend a new one-year deal at the end of the summer despite having already signed Romelu Lukaku as his replacement. Most likely the United’s chiefs were too amazed not to hand the striker a new one-year contract last month due to his reputable recovery.
Mourinho confirmed to the press last Friday that Zlatan, along with Marcos Rojo and Paul Pogba, had all recovered in time and able to play alongside their team mates at this weekend’s clash with Newcastle United.
Mourinho in amazement further spoke on how impressive it was for Zlatan to make such a miraculously early return to action.
“Zlatan last season we played with him every minute almost until he was injured, this season we learn how to play without him but he’s a very important player for us and of course welcome back,”
“Of course, incredible personality to fight such an important injury, we were all saying in 2017 he will be back but one thing is 31 Dec 2017 and another thing is mid-November.
“He made a full recovery, now you cannot expect him to play 90 mins or consecutive matches like he did all his career, now he needs time to be back for his level, his fitness, his confidence, everything, his sharpness, but by the clinical point of view it is fantastic to be ready.”
The news of Zlatan’s recovery came as a major boost to United, although Ibrahimovic won’t be eligible to play in Europe not until 2018, this doesn’t affect his availability to play domestically and he’ll be another world class option for Mourinho.
Romelu Lukaku is also enjoying his start with the squad at Old Trafford following his summer transfer from Everton but the Belgian international is going to need a rest at some point and it looks like Mourinho will be able to call upon Ibrahimovic sooner than expected.
Despite Zlatan’s missing most of 2017 through injury, only Anthony Martial has scored as many Premier League goals as Ibrahimovic (both 17) for United since August 2015.