Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he was never worried about returning to action because “lions do not recover like humans”.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first appearance for Manchester United in more than seven months when introduced from the bench in Saturday evening’s 4-1 win against Newcastle United.
Ibrahimovic, now sporting the number 10 shirt after re-signing for the club in the summer, battled back from a cruciate knee ligament injury well ahead of the predicted nine-month layoff.
Asked by BT Sport after the match if he was concerned about pushing himself too much, the Swedish striker said: “No. Lions don’t recover like humans.
“This feels special. Different day, same quality. I’m not worried at all – I train hard, sacrifice a lot. I play in my head, my knee just needs to follow.”