Legendary striker announces Old Trafford return in gloriously overstated fashion

What with the recent mutterings of his eventual return, Manchester United have surprised few by announcing that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will yet again become a Manchester United player. Signing the inimitable striker from PSG at the beginning of his reign last season, Jose Mourinho’s faith in the 35-year-old veteran was repaid with a slue of superb goals on the way to the sides Europa league winning, not to mention average Premier League, campaign. Just as a new contract looked on the cards, Ibra picked up an ugly knee injury at the tail end of the season, meaning an unintended period of unemployment for the forward. Now it seems, after a 6 month lay-off, the former AC Milan and Inter player is match fit and raring to go. As glorious as Ibra hopes to make his return to English football, he has had to settle for a one year contract, with his total weekly wages being halved to just over $100,000. Hardly chump change for the veteran. No doubt biting his tongue until he’s had permission to break the news, Zlatan confirmed his return to Old Trafford by mocking up a picture of himself as God (naturally) arm-wrestling with the devil via his social media channels. With United on fine form this early season, it will be difficult to see a place for the striker as a team mainstay, however Ibra will represent a killer backup if and when Mourinho needs a little extra ckass on the pitch.

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