Man United will offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic full medical support to save his career – but will not extend his deal, according to reports.
Manchester United will offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic their full medical support in his year-long fight to save his career.
The Swedish striker is expected to be sidelined for at least nine months after rupturing knee ligaments in Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.
United will now withdraw their offer to trigger an extra one-year contract, reports suggest.
According to the same reports, Ibra has played his final game for the club – despite a season which has seen him score 28 goals – United feel the have a duty of care to oversee his rehabilitation, despite deciding against offering the striker another deal.
Ibrahimovic currently earns £300,000-a-week at Old Trafford and United were desperate to keep him after clubs from the MLS made it clear they would make him the highest-paid player in the United States, but it appears now that due to this injury, United are less interested in keeping the 35-year-old on the books, despite the impressive form he has enjoyed this season for the Red Devils.
If these reports are true, it will be interesting to see where indeed Ibrahimovic ends up, while most expect the MLS to be the most likely destination, there is no doubt that other clubs will show an interest in signing the forward after such an impressive season, and overall career.