Zlatan Ibrahimovic Hints At A Manchester United Return

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal.

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Manchester United fans have still been unable to get over Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and it seems as if the Swede wants to return their love, as he has just dropped a major hint on a possible new contract with the club.

According to The Sun, the 35-year-old recently enrolled both of his kids at the Manchester United youth academy, sparking rumors that Zlatan might make a return. He is expected to sign a new 6-month contract with the club after he completely regains fitness from his terrible injury.

The ex-Sweden International was sidelined for more than 6 months as he suffered a major injury playing against Anderlecht in the Europa League last season. The ankle injury was slated to take almost a year to heal and was considered career-ending, considering the forward’s age.

Since then, despite his contract having officially ended with the club, he has been undergoing rehabilitation at the Carrington Medical Center, which is a part of Manchester United’s training complex.

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According to several reports, he has been healing faster than most athletes, and is expected to return to fitness by October this year.

Zlatan’s two kids, Maximilian and Vincent, who have been enrolled into United’s famous academy, might be a solid indication of the ex-PSG striker’s future at Manchester United.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney during training.

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Enrolling his kids into an academy would require at least a certain minimum amount of time to be spent in order to reap the full benefits of the quality training. As among the best footballers in the world, Zlatan knows that. This could mean he would be staying alongside them, by signing a new contract with the Reds.

It is expected that Zlatan would be playing a major role as a mentor at the club. His kids would be playing alongside the kids whose fathers belong to the Class of 92′ – Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt.

Ibrahimovic himself, on the other hand, is expected to help Mourinho in playing a more supportive role in training, and guide young players like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, along with Romelu Lukaku.

The decorated striker also revealed earlier this week that he will be announcing a big decision regarding his future soon.

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Written by Srivats Venkateswaran  

Sports writer with a long experience of writing in football.Was football team head at EssentiallySports. Still deeply misses Sir Alex and Berbatov at United. An introvert at heart with a poetic hand. Engineer by choice, writer by passion.


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