Zlatan Ibrahimovic deserved a better end to his Manchester United career than the one fate dealt him.
The Swede was ruled out of the latter part of the season having sustained a double ligament tear in the Europa League against Anderlecht.
For most players, such a serious injury at the age of 35 would signal the end of their careers full stop.
However, Zlatan is no ordinary player, and if anyone can make a surprise comeback, you’d put money on it being him.
Having made a huge contribution in his one season at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho has allowed him to continue using the club’s facilities for his recovery. The former Barcelona, Inter Milan, and PSG star also hires his own full-time physio who has been helping him along the way.
And amazingly, it appears that faith could pay off. The Sun claim the striker is so far ahead of schedule he could be playing football again in October – with United ready to offer him a new, short-term deal.
Romelu Lukaku is expected to be the Red Devils’ main man next season, but having Ibra around would still give the squad some invaluable experience.