Ibrahi­movic vows to re­turn bet­ter than ever

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LON­DON: Swedish foot­ball great Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic says he will sur­prise many by per­form­ing bet­ter for Manch­ester United than he did be­fore suf­fer­ing a se­ri­ous knee in­jury ear­lier this year.

The 35-year-old vet­eran striker — who de­fied the crit­ics in scor­ing 28 goals for United last sea­son, in­clud­ing cru­cial goals in their Com­mu­nity Shield and League Cup vic­to­ries — told ‘ In­side United’ he had not let the lig­a­ment in­jury get him down.

Ibrahi­movic en­joys a good re­la­tion­ship with United man­ager Jose Mour­inho, who main­tained con­tact with him dur­ing his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, and the Por­tuguese de­cided it was worth of­fer­ing him a new one year con­tract last month.

Mour­inho be­lieves Ibrahi­movic will of­fer strong com­pe­ti­tion to Romelu Lukaku — the Swede could be back in ac­tion as early as Novem­ber — for the strik­ing role, even though the Bel­gian has be­gun im­pres­sively since

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