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Zlatan Ibrahimovic compares himself to a lion on road to recovery

11:44 PM GMT 31/05/2017
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The eccentric Manchester United striker is determined to bounce back from ruptured cruciate ligaments and play again

Zlatan Ibrahimovic provided an update on his recovery from a serious knee injury in the only way he knows how.

Ibrahimovic is facing a prolonged stint on the sidelines after rupturing his right anterior cruciate ligament during Manchester United's Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht in April.

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The 35-year-old's future at Old Trafford remains uncertain, having only arrived on a one-year deal with the option of a second, but the Swede is determined to prove he is not a spent force at the highest level.

After taking England by storm with 28 goals in all competitions, a barefooted Ibrahimovic used Instagram to showcase his improving physical condition as he compared himself to a lion.


The touch will never disappear. Lions dont recover like humans. @azsportswear #itsnotaboutthegear

A post shared by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on May 31, 2017 at 11:15am PDT

If there is one player not to underestimate, it is the former Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Ajax striker.