According to reports spreading across England today, Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return from injury earlier than expected.
Ibrahimovic, now 36, joined United last summer on a free transfer, following the expiration of his deal with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.
He was an instant with the Red Devils, having racked up 17 goals and 5 assists in the Premier League, before a cruciate ligament injury suffered during a Europa League clash with Anderlecht in April left the Swedish hitman sidelined until present.
Ahead of schedule
It had originally been expected that Ibrahimovic would return to action in the new year, with January/February marked as a realistic timetable.
However, as per a number of reports this morning, the former Barcelona and Juventus star is in fact pushing for a much earlier return, with United’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on December 2nd now said to be a realistic target for Ibra.
The veteran was present at the club’s Carrington ground this morning, though he was obviously not yet able to train with the rest of Jose Mourinho’s squad.
If Ibrahimovic does indeed return to action in December, it will stand as yet another testament to his incredible conditioning, with many having originally questioned whether he would be capable of returning from such a serious injury at all, so late in his career.
Manchester United return to action with a trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the Premier League this Saturday at 12.30.
The Red Devils will hope to continue their excellent start to the campaign with a win on Merseyside, having earned victories in 9 of their 10 matches across all competitions so far this season.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will be looking to put a dismal recent run of form behind them, with Jurgen Klopp’s men having managed just 1 win from their last 7 fixtures.