Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed to come back from his knee injury and insists that “giving up is not an option”.
The 35-year-old suffered significant knee ligament damage, along with United team-mate Marcos Rojo, during last week’s Europa League win over Anderlecht and both are expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
The Swedish striker’s one-year deal at Old Trafford expires this summer and United boss Jose Mourinho fears his recovery will be “really, really hard”, given his age.
Zlatan, however, has vowed that injuries will not end his career and that he will be back.
“First of all, thank you for all the support and love,” he said in a post on his Instagram page. “It’s no news I got injured so I will be out of football for a while.
“I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. So far I played with one leg so it shouldn’t be any problem.
“One thing is for sure, I decide when it’s time to stop and nothing else. Giving up is not an option. See you soon.”