Zlatan Ibrahimovic to hold talks with Manchester United over possible extension – report

by Leo Nieboer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will hold talks with Manchester United over a possible contract extension after rejecting a move to the MLS, according to reports.

The Swede’s Man United career was plunged into doubt after he suffered a knee ligament injury during a 2-1 win over Anderlecht in April that will leave him on the sidelines for approximately nine months.

His agent, Mino Raiola, confirmed that, amid offers from various clubs, his client will remain in Europe for the next year at least.

And according to the Mail Online‘s Simon Jones, the 35-year-old will now hold talks with United over a potential new deal ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Only time will tell whether Zlatan can fully recover from what will be a difficult – and, in terms of sheer length, unprecedented – period on the sidelines. ACL injuries, more often than not, take something from a player that they can never fully get back, and common sense would dictate that the severity increases twofold for anybody approaching the age of 36.

Then again, Zlatan’s time at Old Trafford has been largely defined by a capacity to prove people wrong, and you can be sure of the fact that he will give everything when it comes to restoring the brilliance that carried Jose Mourinho’s men through games last season.

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