It’s official: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new deal with Manchester United.
The Swedish striker has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal which sees him back at the Red Devils, despite suffering a major knee injury in April this year.
And in typical Zlatan fashion, he announced it in the only way possible – with an image of himself as some sort of messianic figure fighting against the devil.
Zlatan, painting himself as a quasi-Jesus, posted the picture of him arm wrestling the devil, with the caption ‘I UNITED it @ManUtd’.
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We’re not entirely sure why Zlatan is fighting against the devil, considering United’s nickname is the Red Devils, but let’s just run with it for now, shall we?
Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals and assisted 10 in 46 games for the Old Trafford club last season, and instantly became a fan favourite.
But his cruciate ligament injury in April saw a premature end to his time in Jose Mourinho’s side… until now.
In a statement released by the club, Zlatan said: “I am back to finish what I started.
“It was always mine and the club’s intention for me to stay.
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“Last night he was 14/1 to be the next Prem boss to go – now our traders have been forced to slash him to just 6/4.”
“And with Thomas Tuchel hovering that price will only go one way.”
“I cannot wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch, but I also know that I have to take my time to make sure that I am ready.
“I have been working hard and will continue to do so to make sure I am in the best possible condition for my return to the pitch.”
Jose Mourinho added: “We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us.
“After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return.
“I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season.”
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