Daley Blind encourages Zlatan Ibrahimovic to continue playing for Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Daley Blind has advocated the idea of seeing Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain at Manchester United after recovering from injury.

The Swede was officially released from the club last month after suffering significant knee ligament damage against Anderlecht in April.

He has spent the majority of his recovery process at Carrington, however, and could be offered a short term deal at Old Trafford once he returns.

And Blind, speaking earlier this week, has welcomed the prospect of Zlatan coming back into the side midway through next season.

“Of course. No doubt he would again be another big signing and last year he gave a big boost for the team,” he said.

“He is still a great player and great person and he makes everything better.”

The 35-year-old rejected an offer from LA Galaxy last week and several reports have claimed that his emphasis lies firmly in making a speedy recovery for Man United. Moving to the MLS, whilst normally a completely acceptable decision for 35-year-olds, would be tantamount with weakness in Zlatan’s eyes – an open admission that his knee injury has indeed hampered him indefinitely.

Ibrahimovic spent last season defying the critics by romping to a total of 28 goals by early April, and you sense he would have scored plenty more.

Don’t be surprised if the bombastic Swede, in line to return by Christmas, once again proves everybody wrong at Old Trafford next year.

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