The Swede, who underwent knee surgery in April, has been working indefatigably all summer and recently signed a new deal with the club after his contract expired in June.
While no official return date has been set, some reports have claimed that Zlatan’s superb physique will enable him to return in time to help Jose Mourinho‘s men during a busy December schedule.
And the 35-year-old has made it clear to his boss that he is growing stronger with each day that passes, posting a video of him working hard on a treadmill with the caption: “Tell Jose I’m coming”.
Gary Neville was suitably impressed with Ibrahimovic’s attitude towards working back to full strength.
Personality of a Manchester United Player!! https://t.co/H05ZyMG7hX
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 8, 2017
A nine month lay-off can be dilapidating for anyone. Luke Shaw, for example, hasn’t ever fully recovered from that injury against PSV Eindhoven. Such an extensive period away can have an indelible mark on your psyche.
But Zlatan, as Neville notes, is a Man United player down to his very bones. He brings his warrior-like attitude to every activity – even something as banal as recovering from an operation.
Having this kind of presence in the dressing room this season will be nothing short of invaluable.