Manchester United are eagerly awaiting Zlatan Ibrahimović’s return from injury. The striker was phenomenal for them last season, wherein he scored 27 goals, and was all set to net even more if his campaign hadn’t been cut short by a freak ankle injury. The setback in question was initially so shocking, that several believed it to be potentially career-ending.
But the Swede was having none of that, and has been training ferociously to work his way back to match fitness for the Red Devils. In fact, his recovery has astonished everyone from the medical professionals, to earnest supporters.
In his latest Instagram post, he continued his brand of entertainment when he reentered the Manchester United dressing room. Captioned “Now he can’t run away,” the big man is seen faking a punch at Eric Bailly with a serious expression on his face, while David De Gea is too busy posing for the camera.
This is most definitely another hopeful indication that he will back in action with the first team soon enough. Having been given the no. 10 jersey earlier this season, the Old Trafford faithful are yet to see the 36-year-old wreck damage once again.
His age is another astonishing factor in a career that has seen the goal-scoring machine dazzle throughout Europe with stints at several powerhouses. In fact, his agent Mino Raiola, in an interview with Expresson, lightheartedly revealed: “He has so much in him. I think minimum another five or six years.
“I won’t let him stop He has to work for me now. I have been working for him for several years. Now it’s my turn. My children are grown up and I need money. We have agreed that he is only working for me for five years now. So we’ve flipping it now. The salary comes to me and he gets the commission.”
Supporters of Ibrahimovic too, will be hoping that Raiola is right, and that their favorite striker will continue his rampage up front for several more years to come.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.