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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss rest of season with serious knee injury - reports

Ibrahimovic to miss rest of season with serious knee injury - reports

21/04/2017 at 15:09Updated 21/04/2017 at 20:27

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to miss the rest of the season with a a serious knee injury according to reports on Friday.

Ibrahimovic suffered the injury during Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Anderlecht in the Europa League.

The Swede looked in severe discomfort and speaking to journalists at his press conference on Friday United manager Jose Mourinho said that the forward's situation didn't look good.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic v Anderlecht

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Now a report from Sky Sports says that Ibrahimovic will miss the end of the season which will rule him out of the Europa League semi-finals.

Of course as things stand it would mean that Ibrahimovic would have played his final game for United, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Reports have suggested that United are keen to offer the striker a new deal and he will take up an the offer of an extension should the club qualify for the Champions League next season.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United's Zlatan IbrahimovicReuters

United will face Celta Vigo in the next round of the Europa League, with the winners set to face either Lyon or Ajax.

He will also miss the run-in of the Premier League season with United pushing to try and finish in the top four.

In his absence Marcus Rashford would appear most likely to start up front, having impressed against Anderlecht and Chelsea in the past week.

Marcus Rashford (L), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R)

Marcus Rashford (L), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R)Reuters