Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have faced a rollercoaster week, with their advancement to the Europa League semi-finals overshadowed by two significant injuries.
Both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo saw their seasons brought to a premature end in last week’s victory over Anderlecht, with suggestions that the former may have played his last game for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Ibrahimovic arrived on a one-year deal from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, signing for free, and has become an instant success in the Premier League. However, with his recovery set to put him out of action until 2018, United may have to let him go.
Turning 36 later this year, Ibrahimovic has limited time left at the top of the game and former Manchester United team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger has urged the Swede to follow him to the MLS, after the World Cup winner signed with Chicago Fire.
Quoted by The Sun, Schweinsteiger was asked whether Ibrahimovic should move Stateside and he replied:
“Definitely. Players like him are certainly very important in a league like MLS. He’s a very professional sportsman and really gives you a lot of quality on the field.”
“He may be [a bit eccentric] and sometimes I think he does it on purpose, but as a footballer, he’s really one of the best I’ve ever played with. He’s got a really, really good eye and that really impressed me.”
Our landlord believes a move for Ibrahimovic to the MLS is highly likely to take place, as the start of the next season in March 2018 coincides nicely with the veteran’s potential return date.
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