Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United

Dolberg leads impressive new Ajax generation

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Amsterdam (AFP) – Teenage striker Kasper Dolberg has drawn comparisons with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and there are shades of the celebrated 1990s vintage in his youthful Ajax side that faces Manchester United in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Ajax lifted the Champions League in 1995 with a sophisticated brand of football played by the likes of young stars Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert, and the De Boer brothers.

Zlatan: Ready for the final

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken to Instagram to post a picture of his recovery process, as he walks through a swimming pool in a Manchester United training top.

"Ready for the final"


Ready for the final

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‘It Was A Bit Of An Exaggeration’ – Turns Out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Knees Aren’t Quite As Impressive As Mino Raiola Would Have Us Believe

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Hard to fathom, we know, but it turns out that Mino Raiola's recent bragthat Zlatan Ibrahimovic's super strong knees have been deemed worthy of medical research were a little... over-egged.

Raiola was speaking after his client went under the knife at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicineto fix the cruciate ligament injury suffered against Anderlecht in mid-April that prematurely ended his season.

Europa League Semifinals: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League final is officially set, and on Thursday, the two finalists for the UEFA Europa League will be determined in a pair of semifinal second legs.

After earning a narrow 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in the opening leg of their semifinal clash, Manchester United returns home to Old Trafford as they look to seal advancement past the Spanish side.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for ‘many years’, says surgeon

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue playing for “many years”, the surgeon who operated on the 35-year-old Manchester United striker’s knee has said.

Swede Ibrahimovic underwent surgery last week in the United States after suffering major knee ligament damage.

“Fixed, done and stronger”, he declared after the operation carried out by Hong Kong-born Freddie Fu and Volker Musahl.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for ‘many years’, says surgeon

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue playing for “many years”, the surgeon who operated on the 35-year-old Manchester United striker’s knee has said.

Swede Ibrahimovic underwent surgery last week in the United States after suffering major knee ligament damage.

“Fixed, done and stronger”, he declared after the operation carried out by Hong Kong-born Freddie Fu and Volker Musahl.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s surgeon gives injury update

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Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Injured Knee Is ‘So Strong’ His Surgeons Want To Use It For Medical Research

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic knee joint is apparently "so strong" that his surgeons have asked to use the Manchester United striker for medical research purposes.

The 35-year-old went under the knife last week after suffering a cruciate ligament injury during United's 2-1 Europa League win over Anderlecht in mid-April.

Photo: Zlatan Ibrahimovic with his knee strapped

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Rashford edges Man Utd towards Europa League final

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Vigo (Spain) (AFP) – Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick 23 minutes from time put Manchester United on the brink of reaching the Europa League final with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Thursday.

Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez kept the Spaniards in the tie before half-time with a string of saves to deny Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jese Lingard.

Rashford edges Man Utd towards Europa League final

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Vigo (Spain) (AFP) – Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick 23 minutes from time put Manchester United on the brink of reaching the Europa League final with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Thursday.

Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez kept the Spaniards in the tie before half-time with a string of saves to deny Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jese Lingard.

Triple injury boost for Manchester United as Mourinho prioritises Europe

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Vigo (Spain) (AFP) – Manchester United’s injury crisis has eased in time for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final, first leg at Celta Vigo as Jose Mourinho confirmed Paul Pogba, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are fit to return in Spain.

Mourinho will also have Eric Bailly and Juan Mata available to compensate for the season-ending injuries suffered by top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw.

Zlatan Has Successful Knee Surgery Says Mino Raiola

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not suffered a career-ending injury and has undergone a successful operation on his injured knee, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

Ibrahimovic damaged his knee ligaments following a nasty fall in Manchester United's Europa League clash with Belgian outfit Anderlecht, and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic undergoes successful knee surgery

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Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Undergoes Successful Surgery On Cruciate Ligament Injury, Confirms It’s Not A Career-Ender

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone surgery on the knee injury he sustained against Anderlecht in the Europa League last month.

The Manchester United striker collapsed in heap after landing awkwardly and was later found to have suffered cruciate ligament damage.

However, word emanating from the Ibrahimovic camp seems to suggest that, having travelled to the United States for an operation, the 35-year-old is now on the mend.

Mourinho hopes to have Pogba back for Europa clash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba will alleviate the pressure on Manchester United’s injury-depleted squad in returning for the Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo on Thursday, manager Jose Mourinho said Sunday.

The French international midfielder - the world’s most expensive player - has not been in action since limping out of last Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Burnley.

Mourinho hopes to have Pogba back for Europa clash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba will alleviate the pressure on Manchester United’s injury-depleted squad in returning for the Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo on Thursday, manager Jose Mourinho said Sunday.

The French international midfielder - the world’s most expensive player - has not been in action since limping out of last Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Burnley.

Thursday Kickoff: CONMEBOL, World Cup, Manchester United and more

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Controversy has once against struck one of the world's major federations.

CONMEBOL executives transferred$128.6 million between 2000 and 2015 to personal accounts, suspicious accounts, or unauthorized accounts according to an audit. (REPORT)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed that video assistant referees will be used at next year's World Cup in Russia.

Photo: Man Utd striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic provides injury update

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First of all, thank you for all the support and love. Its no news I got injured so I will be out of fotball for a while. I will go through this like...

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Chelsea stars send well wishes to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan out for the rest of the season?

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Following his substitution last night, during Manchester United's 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League, reports today suggest Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the rest of the season.

With the shoreline still at 1-1 and United needing a goal to prevent a penalty shoot-out, Ibrahimovic looked to lock his knee and go down in some pain.

Manchester United into Europa semifinals, Zlatan to LAFC?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/21/17

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The weekend is almost here, the links will help you get there.

Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin adjusting well to MLS, creating early success
Despite a less than stellar start for the Union, one of the team's bright spots this season has been Haris Medunjanin, who, with just seven career MLS games under his belt, already looks like a solid veteran.

Mourinho: We controlled Chelsea just like we did with 11 men last time

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Social media came alive ahead of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea when the team was announced. With top goalscorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left out of the team and players like Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini starting, lots of United fans were left wondering what Jose Mourinho was playing at.

Zlatan: Mourinho is right to criticise our attacking players

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Following Manchester United's 1-1 draw away against Anderlecht, Jose Mourinho was critical of the attacking players who, yet again, couldn't find the back of the net.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is United's top scorer this season but has also missed more "big chances" than any other player in the Premier League.

Plaudits are nice but we want title, says Chelsea’s Conte

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante to forget about individual awards and focus on ensuring the Premier League leaders are crowned champions.

Chelsea stars Hazard and Kante were named this week on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award, along with Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.

Plaudits are nice but we want title, says Chelsea’s Conte

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante to forget about individual awards and focus on ensuring the Premier League leaders are crowned champions.

Chelsea stars Hazard and Kante were named this week on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award, along with Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea boss says this Man Utd star is one of the best players in the world

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has hailed Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as one of the best players in the world at the moment.

Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Old Trafford, Conte also revealed that Ibrahimovic is the danger-man for his team and the Blues needs to be defensively solid to stop him from scoring.

Chelsea’s Kante and Hazard up for PFA player of year award

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London (AFP) – N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have seen their key roles in Chelsea’s bid for the Premier League title acknowledged with nominations for England’s Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award.

The duo were on a six-strong shortlist announced Thursday that also included Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Chelsea’s Kante and Hazard up for PFA player of year award

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London (AFP) – N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have seen their key roles in Chelsea’s bid for the Premier League title acknowledged with nominations for England’s Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award.

The duo were on a six-strong shortlist announced Thursday that also included Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Ibrahimovic: Just call me Benjamin Button!

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one and assisted another in Manchester United's 3-0 win over relegation-bound Sunderland.

This goal was Ibra's 250th since turning 30. The striker explained how he managed to keep at such a high level by likening himself to Benjamin Button, the character who got younger as the years went by.

United players ‘not in love with goal’, says Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester United of lacking a killer instinct after another week of misfiring performances at Old Trafford, saying players are “not in love with the goal”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, is United’s 27-goal top scorer of which 16 have been in the Premier League.

Wise up, Mourinho tells Man Utd outcast Shaw

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to improve his understanding of the game if he wants to win a regular place in the side.

Shaw made his first appearance in a month against Everton on Tuesday and won the stoppage-time penalty that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn United a 1-1 draw.

English Premier League

STATS: Has Martial flopped and City youngster shone?

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Anthony Martial has struggled to reach the great heights of last season, with the additions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan meaning there are fewer places available in the forward line. He's been given a bit of a kicking by the media, which, granted, hasn't been helped by his manager.

Pies’ Alternative Premier League 2016/17 Team Of The Season

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With Chelsea and Tottenham players dominating the official Premier League Team of the Yearknocked out by the PFA this morning, Pies thought we'd have a bash at concocting one of our very own.

Steering clear of any and all the players selected by the PFA, here's our alternative pick of the pops.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Son Heung-Min, Mignolet… Names of the Premier League, week 32

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Same Old Nonsense As PFA Announce Shortlists For ‘Player Of The Year’ And ‘Young Player Of The Year’ Awards

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The PFA have once again bestowed us with the requisite shortlists for both their 'Player of the Year' and their 'Young Player of the Year' award.

The senior trinket will be doled outto either Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

injuries

Ibrahimovic: Giving up is not an option

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First of all, thank you for all the support and love. It's no news I got injured so I will be out of football for a while. I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger.

So far, I played with one leg so it shouldn't be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when it's time to stop and nothing else.

POLL: Which injured player would you most like to return first?

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Manchester United are currently enduring an injury crisis. It couldn't be worse timing, given the build up of fixtures and important games ahead.

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were predicted to return in May, while Juan Mata has the potential to return for the very end of the season. Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't play again this season.

The Rest

Cavani wins French players’ player of the year

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani was voted French players’ player of the year on Monday with Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe winning the under-21’s title.

Cavani has flourished in the absence of departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has notched up 35 league goals so far since moving into the centre forward slot from the wing where he was exiled while the giant Swede was around.

USMNT lineups, the coolest kindergarten, and more: Freedom Kicks for 4/25/17

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Also, Zlatan is Zlatan.

I just want everyone to know that yesterday at work we had a three hour, department-wide meeting that ended with tacos and frozen margaritas...at 3:00 p.m. For like, no real reason? I'm sharing this because it was weird, but also awesome, and I'm still a little confused about it.