Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ruled out a chance of retirement after suffering a serious knee injury which will rule him out for the rest of the season.
He suffered a suspected ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee as he landed awkwardly during Manchester United’s Europa League victory over Anderlecht last Thursday.
The big Swede has been a vital player at Man United this season as the club’s top goal scorer with 28 goals across all competitions and it’ll be a massive blow to have him sidelined.
Speaking about his recovery, Ibrahimovic insists he’ll be back stronger, even if it means playing on one leg.
“First of all, thank you for all the support and love,” Ibrahimovic wrote.
“It’s no news I got injured so I will be out of football for a while.
“I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. So far I played with one leg so it shouldn’t be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when it’s time to stop and nothing else. Giving up is not an option. See you soon.”
Mourinho has to make a big decision to make as Zlatan’s contract talks will come to a pause while his condition is being assessed.
He is yet to commit himself at Old Trafford and he’ll be looking to ensure that he can perform to the best of his abilities before signing a new deal ahead of next season.