AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to miss Manchester United return through injury

Malik Ouzia
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to miss a Europa League reunion with former club Manchester United next week after picking up a thigh injury.

Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan side have been drawn against United in the last-16 of the competition, but the Swede was forced off during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Roma and reports in the Italian press say he is unlikely to be fit in time for the first leg of the clash at Old Trafford next Thursday.

The 39-year-old Ibrahimovic will definitely be out for the Serie A matches against Udinese and Hellas Verona before then. If the injury proves more severe, se could also miss the league match against Napoli on March 14 and the return match against Man United four days later.

It is a fourth spell on the sidelines for Ibrahimovic this season after testing positive for the coronavirus and two other injuries to his left leg.

Ibrahimovic has nevertheless scored 14 goals in as many league matches to help Milan to second on the table, four points behind city rival Inter Milan.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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