Sunday 19 November 2017

Zlatan facing lengthy spell on the sidelines as Man United confirm striker suffered 'significant' injury

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suffered a serious knee injury
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suffered a serious knee injury

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are set for extended spells out after Manchester United announced both players had suffered "significant knee ligament damage".

The duo both picked up the injuries during Thursday night's Europa League win over Anderlecht and, although United did not put a time frame on their recovery, look likely to miss the rest of the season at least.

A statement from the club said: "Detailed investigations on the injuries sustained by Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Thursday's Europa League match have confirmed significant knee ligament damage in both players that requires specialist opinions over the coming days.

"Estimations of time to full recovery will only be possible once definitive treatment plans have been decided after these consultations."

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