Swedish hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been urged to not rush his rehabilitation as he looks to recover quickly from his horrific injury last season.
The Manchester United striker was initially ruled out until the New Year period but reports have recently emerged that he may be ready as early as the end of October.
His speedy recovery will have fans excited but it may potentially be more useful than once predicted as Romelu Lukaku has recently been injured.
The Belgian forward appears to have a bit of a knock and his fitness will be a concern for Jose Mourinho but should Zlatan return, the Portuguese tactician may yet rest easy.
Former Malmo youth coach Johnny Gyllensjo, once involved in Ibrahimovic’s life during the early stages of his career, was the man who urged patience to all.
According to MEN Sport he said: “Hopefully, not too quickly [Zlatan’s return]. I think when he’s ready, he’s ready.
If that is after the new year or whenever – I don’t think personally that he should play in December, but we will see.
The body is extraordinary. Who knows? Only he knows.”
Ibrahimovic was of course a big leader in the dressing room for Manchester United last season and scored in double figures to dismiss his critics.
His goals were naturally important to his side with the EFL cup final ones standing out in particular as the Red Devils won the game despite not playing too well.
The former PSG man was also largely responsible for United’s exploits in the Europa League before his unfortunate injury.
Many of the club’s players have already welcomed the news of Zlatan’s contract renewal and his fast return will certainly be a joy for many.
Question is, can Ibrahimovic do it all again?