The experienced frontman enjoyed an impressive debut season in English football and bagged 29 goals during his time at Old Trafford but a knee injury sustained in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht last term was a huge setback.
The Swede did manage to recover to the extent that Jose Mourinho offered him a contract for a further season but in truth, that was a poor decision.
It was always going to be a huge ask for the aging striker to come back strongly enough to make an impact at Old Trafford and the arrival of Romelu Lukaku provided another barrier for Ibrahimovic to scale.
Ultimately, he has been unable to do so. That hasn’t diluted Manchester United fans’ affection for him however, and we’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…
Will miss this legend. A real leader and character, what he’s given Rashford, Lukaku and Martial cannot be bought.
— Ray Vincent (@RedVin8) March 22, 2018
Thank you, good bye.
— Manu (@emmanuelumande) March 22, 2018
What a feeling 🔴
— Reece #MUFC ⚽🔴⚽🔴 (@Reece1815) March 22, 2018
Legend of the game. Our best player last year.
— King (@ssadunitedfan) March 22, 2018
— NICKS (@Nicks__10) March 22, 2018
He comes for free he leaves for free
— Gina Love (@GinaLov32586765) March 22, 2018
— James Archwood (@AllStuffmufc) March 22, 2018
Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving United for the MLS. Don't mind that tbh. He had a brilliant first season for us but unfortunately that Bristol City game back in December showed that he's passed it.Wish him well and hope he tears up the MLS with LA Galaxy. Thanks for the memories#MUFC
— Ryan (@Totooo_18) March 22, 2018
Thank you Zlatan Ibrahimovic for everything you have done your short spell. You have done amazing job for an 35 years old man. #MUFC
— PogbaClass🇪🇬🇪🇬 (@AbdelrahmanMUFC) March 22, 2018
Never would I have thought I'd see Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a Manchester United shirt.
— H. (@IconicYanited) March 22, 2018