Manchester United have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejoined the club, less than three months after his departure from Old Trafford.
The Swedish striker made 46 appearances and scored 28 goals for the club during the 2016-17 campaign before suffering a knee injury, which ended his season prematurely.
In a short statement, the club wrote: ‘Manchester United is delighted to announce that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue his journey with the club and has signed a one-year contract. He will wear the No 10 shirt.’
The 35-year-old was filmed in a short video posted on the club’s Twitter page putting on the United shirt complete with his new No 10 as he walked menacingly past a punching bag.
Ibrahimovic, who has won championships in four different leagues since beginning his professional career with Malmo in 1999, said: ‘I am back to finish what I started.
‘It was always mine and the club’s intention for me to stay. I cannot wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch, but I also know that I have to take my time to make sure that I am ready.
‘I have been working hard and will continue to do so to make sure I am in the best possible condition for my return to the pitch.’
Ibrahimovic was expected to be sidelined for nine months after falling awkwardly during United’s Europa League victory over Anderlecht, but the Swede aims to pull on a United shirt before the New Year.