Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that only he will decide when his career is over, suggesting that the knee problem he currently has will not end his playing days.
It is the first time that Ibrahimovic has spoken since he suffered the blow during last week’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, and in typical Zlatan fashion, he is bullish about his chances of playing again.
The Red Devils released a statement over the weekend confirming that both Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo have suffered “significant knee ligament damage”, but the club did not provide a timeline for recovery.
The Irish Independent claimed before United announced the news that the former Sweden international was dealing with a possible career-ending injury.
Even if the problem is not that serious, it pours doubt over the 35-year-old’s United future as he has the option of a one-year extension, but nothing has been agreed as yet.
The man himself, though, has taken to Instagram to reassure his fans that he is not giving up just yet.
First of all, thank you for all the support and love. Its no news I got injured so I will be out of fotball for a while. I will go through this like everythings else and come back even stronger. So far I played with one leg so it shouldn't be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when its time to stop and nothing else. Giving up is not an option. See you soon