The duo endured significant ligament damage to their knees and have been ruled out for up to 12 months as they’re set for a long time on the sidelines.
Ibrahimovic is now unlikely to stay for another season as he was stalling on a new contract as he wanted to ensure he could perform to the best of his abilities before signing a new deal, but after a long time out of action, he may not be able to fight back at the age of 35.
Speaking about his plans, Mourinho admits he’s had to change his mind.
“Yes. Yes. Because if I don’t have the players for a long period of time, obviously it affects,” he said.
Zlatan has been heavily linked with a move to the MLS as he’ll still be able to perform well after his rehabilitation, but there are concerns over if he’ll be able to deal with the intensity of football in England once again.
If there is one player that’s able to fight back it’s Zlatan and although United have already been linked with deals for Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku, anything is still possible.