Mino Raiola has confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee operation was successful and that he will make a full recovery at Manchester United.
He suffered ligament damage in Man United’s Europa League win over Anderlecht last month in the Europa League and many believed he wouldn’t be able to make it back at the age of 35.
Zlatan was stalling over a new deal until the end of the season as he wanted to ensure that he could perform to the best of his abilities, but there’s no doubt the injury will give both parties something to think about.
Speaking about his recovery, Raiola admitted that he has begun his rehabilitation.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery and has not suffered a career-ending injury,” he said.
“The procedure was performed by Freddie Fu, M.D., and Volker Musahl, M.D., of the UPMC Sports Medicine program in Pittsburgh.
“Zlatan has started rehabilitation at UPMC and will remain under the care of Dr.Fu and Dr.Musahl throughout his recovery.
“Zlatan and the medical team are not available for interviews at this time. Additional updates will follow at a later date.”
With 28 goals in 46 appearances this season it’ll be a massive blow to have him sidelined as he’s expected to be out for the rest of the year.
Mourinho will be looking for replacements in the summer transfer window to bolster his attacking options and the big Swede’s future hangs in the balance.