Ibrahimovic: I’ll be back even better
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he will be a “better version” of himself when he returns from injury to Manchester United. The 35-year-old left Paris Saint-Germain for Old Trafford last summer and scored 28 goals in his maiden campaign in English football.
Ibrahimovic scored in both the EFL Cup and Community Shield successes at Wembley, as well as playing a key role in United’s triumphant Europa League campaign - the competition in which he sustained a serious knee injury.
Five months on and the striker is making impressive progress in his recovery from knee ligament damage and, having initially been released in the summer, has been rewarded with a contract until the end of the season.
“I feel good,” said Ibrahimovic, whose team-mates host Everton today. “I have trained every day since I had my knee operated on, there is no vacation.
“When I come back to play football on the field I will be better than before, I am not coming back because I am the one I am, I am coming back to be a better version of the old one. Imagine how that will be!
“I feel good and I feel my movements are there. If it was up to me I would like to play football today but it doesn’t work like that.”