Following his season-ending injury, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee surgeon has backed the Swede to carry on playing football for years to come, despite being 35 years of age.
The United striker tore an anterior cruciate ligament in the win over Anderlecht in the Europa League last month, and many believe the forward will not play for the Red Devils again.
Despite this, Ibrahimovic’s doctor, Freddie Fu Ho-Keung, believes that the Swede is in fantastic shape, and tips him to recover.
“I can tell you he’s in superb shape in all things,” the surgeon told the South China Morning Post. “Healthy morphology, the quality of the bone and muscle, everything is as good as you can possibly see.
“He’s one of the top athletes I’ve ever touched, he is in superb shape.
“He can still play for many years, he’s so healthy, so strong.”
And, when asked if he would like to do research on Ibrahimovic, the surgeon replied: “Sure, in the future absolutely, when he’s retired.”