Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played perhaps his final game for Manchester United after the striker was ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.
Ibrahimovic, who joined the club on a one-year deal last summer, suffered a knee injury after landing awkwardly trying to win a header in the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht on Thursday.
Scans have revealed that the 35-year-old has sustained an ACL tear in his left leg, ruling him out of the club’s final seven Premier League games, as well as a potential Europa League final in his native Sweden.
Manager Jose Mourinho offered a negative prognosis on both Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo, who also suffered a knee injury against Anderlecht, following the game.
The Portuguese declared that the club are “in trouble” without their top goalscorer, but “in attack, we have options and Wayne Rooney is coming, and let’s see if Juan Mata can also return before the end of the season”.
Ibrahimovic has taken England by storm in his first season, scoring 28 goals and assisting a further 10 in 46 games as United have lifted the Community Shield and EFL Cup.
The 35-year-old has the option of extending his Old Trafford stay for a further year, but has not yet make a public decision regarding his playing future.