Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic undergoes successful knee surgery

Ibrahimovic suffered ligament damage in his knee during last month’s Europa League win over Anderlecht – an injury serious enough to raise questions over whether it could bring a premature end to his career.

The 35-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola revealed that he has now had surgery on the problem, and Ibrahimovic himself took to Instagram to confirm that he is on the mend.

“Fixed, done and stronger,” he posted. “Once again thank you for the support.

“We will enjoy my game together soon.”

Ibrahimovic could face up to a year on the sidelines, plunging his United future into doubt with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.