Mino Raiola: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play again


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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola has confirmed his client will play again after undergoing successful surgery on the knee injury that cut-short his season.

The former Sweden international was hoping to help the Red Devils finish in the top four but he will now be forced to watch from the stands.

He sustained “significant knee ligament damage” during the 2-1 Europa League win over Anderlecht in April and he was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season.

Reports suggest the 35-year-old might have to retire from playing but Raiola has denied those reports.

Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract in the summer, underwent surgery in Pittsburgh and is now determined to bounce back next season.

A statement from Raiola read: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery and has not suffered a career-ending injury.

“The procedure was performed by Freddie Fu, M.D, and Volker Musahl, M.D, of the UPMC Sports Medicine program in Pittsburgh.

“Zlatan has started rehabilitation at UPMC and will remain under the care of Dr. Fu and Dr. Musahl throughout his recovery.

“Zlatan and the medical team are not available for interviews at this time. Additional updates will follow at a later date.”

While the club have received positive news on Ibrahimovic, reports suggest that left-back Luke Shaw has suffered ligament damage in his foot.

The England international was forced off after just nine minutes in the 1-1 draw with Swansea and he could now join Ibrahimovic on the treatment table.

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