Zlatan Ibrahimovic targeting Man United return for huge Premier League fixture – report

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hoping to make his return from a knee injury against Arsenal on 2 December, according to reports

Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Photo: Hublot

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hoping to secure a return to first-team action for Manchester United when Arsenal host the Red Devils on 2 December, according to reports in England.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Sweden international is working on his return from a knee injury that cut the 35-year-old striker’s 2016-17 season short.

Ibrahimovic suffered the problem during a 1-0 win against Celta Vigo and Manchester United initially released the veteran centre-forward in the summer.

But the former Barcelona and Juventus striker agreed a new one-year contract extension in August to extend his stay at Old Trafford for another 12 months despite not being match fit.

According to the Daily Mirror, Ibrahimovic has now set a date to return to the Manchester United team when the Red Devils make the long trip to Arsenal on 2 December.

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in all competitions last season to highlight his undoubted talent in spite of his ageing legs.

Manchester United signed Ibrahimovic in a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the 2016 summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho reunited with the striker.

The Swedish legend helped Manchester United to win the EFL Cup and the Europa League in his first season at Old Trafford.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Erik ten Hag
Chris Sutton explains his Man United v Reading prediction
Pep Guardiola
Chris Sutton explains his Man City v Arsenal FA Cup prediction
Gabriel Jesus
Mikel Arteta delivers Arsenal injury update on Gabriel Jesus
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Erik ten Hag
Chris Sutton explains his Man United v Reading prediction
Pep Guardiola
Chris Sutton explains his Man City v Arsenal FA Cup prediction
Gabriel Jesus
Mikel Arteta delivers Arsenal injury update on Gabriel Jesus
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature