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24 August 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic targets Manchester United return in time for Tottenham clash on October 28 with new deal set to be announced this week

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC is targeting Manchester United’s clash against Tottenham in October to make his comeback.

Just four months after his season-ending knee injury, the Swede has confounded medics is expected to have a new deal announced this week.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stunned medics with his rapid recovery
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stunned medics with his rapid recovery
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Manchester United are expected to announce Ibrahimovic has signed a new deal
Manchester United are expected to announce Ibrahimovic has signed a new deal
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United staff and the striker’s doctors are amazed by his rapid progress following the surgery on damaged knee ligaments back in May.

Ibrahimovic, 35, has told pals that the injury is now fully recovered and he is planning proper ball work in the next few weeks.

Jose Mourinho could have the experienced forward available as early as Tottenham’s visit on October 28.

SunSport recently revealed Ibra had been ordered to take a break from Carrington by his medics and go on holiday after working so hard on his rehab during the early part of summer.

The ex-Paris Saint-Germain star has been pictured diving off his luxury yacht but United insiders were not perturbed and insist the 35-year-old is almost back to full strength.

Old Trafford chiefs have confirmed they are in talks with the 116-cap Swedish international about a new short-term deal, with an announcement expected in the next few days.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic was injured in April when he fell awkwardly against Anderlecht
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was injured in April when he fell awkwardly against Anderlecht
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Ibrahimovic was initially expected to be out until 2018
Ibrahimovic was initially expected to be out until 2018 but has made a stunning comeback
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United had originally expected Ibra to be back around December but are now having to revise his rehab schedule all the time.

Insiders have claimed he has even be able to indulge his love of yoga despite hyperextending the joint in a Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ordered to take a break from his rehab by medics
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ordered to take a break from his rehab by medics
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The Swedish international was on crutches for the Europa League final win over Ajax
The Swedish international was on crutches for the Europa League final win over Ajax
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic proves his fitness to Manchester United with a spot of kick boxing

United have been scoring for fun this season despite the absence of last season’s top scorer Ibrahimovic.

Record-signing Romelu Lukaku has hit the ground running with three goals in two league matches – helping blow away Swansea and West Ham 4-0.

But Ibrahimovic’s return would provide a welcome boost for the second half of the season where United will be hoping to compete on several fronts.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic trains hard in an attempt to play for Manchester United again

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