Zlatan Ibrahimovic has remained coy over his Manchester United future, noting he will make a decision over whether to remain at Old Trafford over the next few weeks.
The Swede, when asked about whether he would extend his Man United career into 2018 earlier this season, made it clear that his decision would be grounded in how he feels both physically and mentally over the summer.
Ibrahimovic’s predicament at United was plunged further into doubt following a knee ligament injury sustained against Anderlecht that will keep him sidelined for around nine to twelve months.
But the 35-year-old, speaking to Sky Italia, revealed that the details of his future will come clear over the next few weeks.
“In a few weeks I’ll be back in the field,” he said.
“Where? Let’s see.”
The fact that, just two months after going under the knife, Zlatan will resume work on the pitch is nothing short of startling.
ACL injuries usually demand at least four months of mundane exercises and endless graft on a bike, but then again: there is a reason why Mino Raiola suggested doctors would want to use Zlatan’s supersonically strong knee for medical research (his surgeon, whilst not so hyperbolic, was indeed astonished by the Swede’s almost perfect physical condition).
Regardless, this set-back will further complicate whether or not Zlatan can continue at the highest level next year. You would think that such an extensive period on the sidelines would force many 35-year-olds into retirement, but this is no normal 35-year-old athlete we are dealing with here.