Ibrahimovic expected to miss Man Utd clash

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AC Milan hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to miss next week’s reunion with former club Manchester United in the Europa League last 16 due to a thigh injury.

The veteran Swede suffered the injury while in action in Serie A against Roma on Sunday.

Milan won the game but Ibrahimovic limped off the pitch early in the second half and went on to sit on the bench with an ice pack on his left thigh.

According to Daily Mail, the 39-year-old will be assessed again in 10 days’ time, the day of the game at Old Trafford.

That makes his inclusion in that contest unlikely, while for now he is also a doubt for the return leg a week later.

Ibrahimovic has already missed 11 games through injury so far this season. He has scored 14 goals in 14 Serie A appearances, but none since 7 February.

His first 10 goals were actually scored in the opening eight games of the season and he has only scored in two games since his layoff.

Ibrahimovic also hasn’t scored in the Europa League since a qualifying tie against Irish club Shamrock Rovers in September.

However, his expected absence at Old Trafford still comes as a huge blow to Milan in what is the Rossoneri’s biggest European fixture in years.It will also be a personal blow to Ibrahimovic.

He scored 28 goals across all competitions in his only full season with United in 2016/17, with injury prematurely ending a successful spell in Manchester.

By FARPost Reporter

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