Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to miss the rest of Manchester United‘s season with a knee injury.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic fell awkwardly towards the end of United’s 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday night – a game which could prove to be the striker’s last with the Old Trafford club.
The 35-year-old hobbled off the pitch and down the Old Trafford tunnel to be replaced by Anthony Martial at the beginning of extra-time.
Ibrahimovic has scored 28 goals and produced nine assists for Jose Mourinho’s side in 41 matches this campaign.
And the former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona striker wasn’t the only United player to pick up an injury on Thursday.
Marcos Rojo also suffered a knee injury during the opening period and was carried off on a stretcher.
‘We are in trouble,’ said Mourinho. ‘In this moment, Eric Bailly played six matches in a row, and we lost Marcos Rojo. We don’t have Jones or Smalling.
‘We are in trouble and now we lose Zlatan too, but in attack, we have options and Rooney is coming, and let’s see if (Juan) Mata can also return before the end of the season. Let’s see what happens.