Zlatan Ibrahimovic was forced off the pitch in the extra-time of Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Belgian side Anderlecht at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

United advanced to the last four of the Europa League but their win over Anderlecht was marred by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury.

The 35-year-old Swede striker sustained what looked to be a bad knee injury at the end of normal time, and as he hobbled off there were initial fears that his season might be done.

Also, United boss Jose Mourinho did not sound too optimistic after the game, as he told BT Sport that the early prognosis was “negative”, thus suggesting that he expects Ibrahimovic to be out for a while at least.

However, there was better news later in the night as Goal reports that Luke Shaw revealed how Ibrahimovic was on his feet after the game walking around the dressing room, thus suggesting that the injury may not be as bad as first feared.

“He’s fine. He was walking around in the changing room,” the England left-back said.

It remains to be seen whether or not that’s the case though as ultimately he’ll need to undergo further scans and tests to determine the full extent of the problem before a decision is made.

Given that United are going for the Europa League and a Premier League top four finish, losing Ibrahimovic who has netted 29 goals in all competitions so fat this term would be a hammer blow for the Red Devils who are desperate for Champions League football next season.


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