Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlatan's a Medical Miracle as Docs Want to Study Him

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlatan's a Medical Miracle as Docs Want to Study Him

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ZLATAN Ibrahimovic's doctors were so amazed by the strength of the United striker's knee they have requested to do research on it when he retires.

The Reds ace underwent surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament last month after suffering 'significant' damage during United's Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht.

The 35-year-old has almost certainly played his last game for the club after he was understood to have rejected Jose Mourinho's offer of an extension out of pride.

Ibrahimovic was photographed in the United States in a knee brace and on crutches but his agent, Mino Raiola, gave an upbeat update.

"His knee is so strong that the doctors said they had never seen anything like it," Raiola said.

"He has a knee that it is almost impossible for a football player with a 20-year career to have. …

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