Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic to retire from football - report

Two Manchester United stars have suffered cruciate knee ligament injuries and face length spells out of the game.

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who landed awkwardly in the Europa League encounter with Anderlecht, is likely to retire. The Swede is 35 years of age and given the time expected to recover from the injury it is unlikely he will play again.

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Ibrahimovic has scored 28 times for United this season as is currently their top scorer.

Ibrahimovic has had an illustrious career it has to be said. He began with Swedish side Malmo back in 1999. He then moved to Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and finally on to Manchester United.

He has made 723 appearances for the aforementioned clubs, scoring 420 times.

Ibrahimovic has 116 Swedish caps resulting in 62 goals scored.

The player has some unique records to his name. He is the only player to have scored in Champions League matches for six different clubs and he has won 13 league championships with four different clubs.

He is also Sweden’s top goalscorer.

Defender Marcos Rojo’s injury was caused by a collision with an opponent in the same match. He is likely to be out of the game for months rather than weeks.

Manager Jose Mourinho has a real headache with his defence being decimated by injuries lately. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are both out of the team through injury, leaving Eric Bailly and Daley Blind as the Reds only fit centre backs.

United face Burnley on Sunday and Manchester City on Tuesday.

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