Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a freak of nature.
Man United’s enigmatic forward has stunned doctors with ligaments ‘so strong’ they’re ‘almost impossible’ for a footballer of his age.
The 35-year-old underwent successful surgery on his injured knee earlier this week having been ruled out for the season after landing awkwardly in United’s 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League.
Agent Mino Raiola told Swedish newspaper Expressen that medical staff at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were so impressed with Ibrahimovic’s physical condition that they want wish to use him as a case study in the future.
“His knee is so strong that the doctors said they had never seen anything like it,” Raiola said.
“He has a knee that it is almost impossible for a football player with a 20-year career to have.
“It was quite clean, there was no harm in it.
“Zlatan is so strong that the doctor wants him back after his career to research on him.
“They work on the world’s best research institutions for the knees and ligaments.
“After Zlatan’s career, we will go back and open him up again to do research on his ligaments.”
Before the season, many fans and pundits whether Ibrahimovic would be able to adjust to the intensity of the Premier League in the twilight of his career.
Less than a year later, a total of 28 goals in all competitions has silenced all doubters.
Question marks remain around his future, particularly after such a significant injury, but fans are hoping he opts to extend his contract for another season at Old Trafford.
Let’s hope we get to see Zlatan and his superhuman ligaments in the Premier League next season.