Manchester United’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimović is doing well in his recovery. He has been out of play for several months after a serious knee injury – but he is expected to be back as early as December by former striker Andy Cole.
The 36-year old phenomenal former striker of PSG, AC Milan or Barcelona signed a new one-year deal with the club in August. He hasn’t made his first season apperance yet as he is still recovering from a serious knee ligament injury sustained in the Europa League clash with Anderlecht at Old Trafford back in April.
Andy Cole, the former Red Devils forward, has been also using United’s facilities at the AON Training Complex as he is recovering from his kidney transplant and he says that Ibrahimović is showing signs he is close to be back soon.
“He is doing very good,” he told MUTV. “I had a chat with Zlatan when he was in the gym the other day. I think he is looking forward to coming back, most probably in December or January time.”
“I think he will definitely bring something to the football team, as we already know. After last season, he was fantastic. It will be nice to see him back when he returns.”
“Like he keeps saying, he is not human. I love his banter and I think his enthusiasm for the game of football, and what he is around the complex, speaks volumes about him.”
Ibrahimović’s return will cause competition for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku – so far there was no other typical no.9 for Manchester United as Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are being used more on the wing position. As Lukaku has got problems with showing up against the top teams, it would be great for José Mourinho to have such an experienced replacement as Zlatan Ibrahimović is.