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Ibrahimovic will make full recovery, insists Raiola

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 appearances for United before the injury. Credit: PA

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful surgery and will make a full recovery from knee ligament damage, according to his outspoken agent Mino Raiola.

Ibrahimovic is expected to be sidelined for at least nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in United's Europa League victory over Anderlecht at Old Trafford last month, and many have speculated that his professional career could be over.

In a post on his official Instagram account the 35-year-old insisted that he will be the one who decides when he hangs up his boots, and Raiola has now doubled down on the assertion that his client will play again.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery AND HAS NOT SUFFERED A CAREER-ENDING INJURY.

The procedure was performed by Freddie Fu, M.D., and Volker Musahl, M.D., of the UPMC Sports Medicine program in Pittsburgh.

Zlatan has started rehabilitation at UPMC and will remain under the care of Dr.Fu and Dr.Musahl throughout his recovery.

Zlatan and the medical team are not available for interviews at this time. Additional updates will follow at a later date.

– Raiola statement
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