Zlatan Ibrahimovic on La Galaxy debut

Zlatan Ibrahimovic drops major World Cup hint

Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this afternoon provided an update on the possibility that he could line out for Sweden at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Crocked

Ibrahimovic, who of course arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 in a high-profile free agent switch from Paris Saint-Germain, enjoyed an excellent start to his career with United, racking up 22 goals and 8 assists between the Premier League and Champions League during his debut campaign, before an ACL injury suffered in April ruled the big Swede out of action until November of last year.

Zlatan injured v Anderlecht

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: An injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United is given assistance during the UEFA Europa League quarter final second leg match between Manchester United and RSC Anderlecht at Old Trafford on April 20, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

And Ibra subsequently failed to rediscover either full form or fitness, managing just 2 starts and 5 substitute appearances across all competitions for United this season, with his last outing in a Red Devils’ jersey having come on December 26th versus Burnley.

MLS switch

As such, rumours quickly spread in the media over recent months that the former Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan man was set for a swift departure from English football.

And his exit from Old Trafford was finally confirmed 3 weeks ago, when the veteran hitman terminated his contract with United to join MLS outfit LA Galaxy.

Russia bound?

Ibrahimovic has since, unsurprisingly, gone on to enjoy a scintillating start to life in the USA, having found the net 3 times in 3 outings (only 1 start), including a brace off the bench to secure victory in the first-ever Los Angeles derby.

As such, the 36-year-old’s return to the pitch on a consistent basis has led to questions regarding whether he could come out of international retirement to feature for Sweden at this summer’s World Cup, a possibility which has been heavily touted over recent weeks.

Ibrahimovic himself had remained relatively coy when questioned on the subject to this point, but, as per a Tweet posted by the prolific hitman this afternoon, the chances of him lining out for his country in Russia are ‘sky-high’:

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