Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sent Manchester United fans another message ahead of his return to action at Old Trafford via social media.
The 35-year-old claimed 28 goals during his opening campaign at Man United until a serious knee injury in April sidelined him for the rest of the season.
He was released in June but the club, having witnessed his rehabilitation first hand, have handed the Swede a new one year deal ahead of his return in December.
And Zlatan has posted a photo of a collection of his new United shirts, adding the caption: “I never left, I just upgraded my number.”
Logic would tell you that Zlatan shouldn’t be competing at this level anymore. He will be 36 – thirty six! – by the time he pulls on the red shirt again. And as a striker, competing in the Premier League following a nine month lay-off, the omens are far from positive. It just doesn’t happen. It isn’t meant to happen.
But then again, the footballing world will never come across a player with such verve, such steely confidence and will to win as Zlatan. He is a serial winner, and his return ahead of the business end of the season could prove to be invaluable.