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The king returns

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to return in October and pen NEW Man United deal

The enigmatic Swede was expected to return to action at the end of the year after knee surgery, but has astounded United medical staff with quick recovery

Lions do not compare themselves to humans.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has surprised Man United medical staff with his rate of recovery.

The enigmatic Swedish forward is well ahead of schedule and is targetting a return to action by as soon as October having been previously been expected to miss the remainder of 2017.

You thought this was enough to keep him out?

You thought this was enough to keep him out?

Zlatan suffered a serious knee injury in the Europa League win over Anderlecht in April and many thought his United career was at an end.

But if he does return in October then he is expected to sign a new short-term deal at Old Trafford.

Despite being released by United last month, the 35-year-old has stayed in Cheshire full-time to regain his fitness.

The forward is working at United’s Carrington training complex, when the norm is for foreign players to rehabilitate themselves abroad.


The former PSG player employs his own full-time physio, who has been working in conjunction with the United medical staff, to execute a programme that has should see him return well ahead of schedule.

Zlatan is keen to get back to full fitness as soon as possible after seeing the club sign Romelu Lukaku, with other new recruits expected to come through the Old Trafford door before next month’s league opener against West Ham.

Offers from Major League Soccer, China and the Premier League have come in, but Zlatan’s first choice will be to continue his career in Manchester.

Zlatan’s recovery has exceeded expectations

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Zlatan’s recovery has exceeded expectations

Lukaku asked Zlatan’s permission to be given the No 9 shirt, something he would only do if Zlatan was anticipating a return to the Old Trafford pitch.

Together the pair make up one of the most physically imposing forward lines in Premier League history.

Defenders, prepare yourselves.

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