The Swede was officially released by the club last month after picking up a knee ligament injury in April that will leave him on the sidelines until 2018.
He continues to work hard on his rehabilitation process at Carrington and could be offered a short term deal once he returns if Jose Mourinho needs him.
And the 35-year-old has demonstrated to his manager that, in spite of being out of action for some time, his physique remains in pristine condition, adding the caption: “King and Kong”.
I guess you could say that the stories of Zlatan at United and this fictitious gorilla hold some common themes. They were both seen as entertainers, of sorts, and it was thought by the general public that their environment would ultimately pacify them, only for both to explosively defy expectations and wreak havoc in ways nobody expected.
They both ended up meeting their downfall, with Zlatan suffering a season-ending injury against Anderlecht and King Kong being shot to pieces by a bunch of planes.
A key difference between the two, however, is that the former will, one day, come back to pick up from where he left off.