Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out For 2017, Contract Extension At United Unsure

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Manchester United forward and their main man this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, looked in bad shape last night, as he barely managed to walk off the pitch after landing awkwardly on his knee while playing against Anderlecht in the second leg of the Europa League quarter final.

The Big Swede seemed to damage his knee in the dying minutes of normal time in the match after contesting for a ball in the air and being unable to come back safely on the ground.

The sight was a worry for Manchester United fans and their manager Jose Mourinho, as the 35-year-old has been the club’s leading goal scorer this season, and with the business end of the campaign coming in thick and fast, the worries are understandable to say the least.

The mood in and around Old Trafford might just have gotten way more tensed and that of utter and utmost concern, as ESPN have revealed that due to a high degree ligament tear in the right knee, the Swede will not be in action before January 2018.

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The news comes as a massive blow for everyone involved with the club, and despite earning the right to sign another contract based on his performances and presence on the pitch, which includes 28 goals, whether the deal will be taken forward seeing the situation now is a question running across the minds of one and all.

The player will be undergoing surgery soon, which will then be followed by heavy rehabilitation, keeping the player away from the pitch for way longer than he or any of his fans and colleagues would have wished for.

However, now might be the time for Anthony Martial to come back into the ranks at United, and probably Wayne Rooney to be the centre of attention all over again.

We wish Zlatan a speedy recovery, and cannot wait for him to come back stronger.


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