Manchester United release striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the only first-team player to be released by Manchester United this summer when his name appeared on a list of players available for free transfers.

The 35-year-old is at the end of the one-year contract he signed when he moved to Old Trafford on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

United had an option to extend his deal into a second season, but have declined to do so. 

The Swedish star is currently recovering from surgery on a serious knee ligament injury sustained during the Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht and is expected to be sidelined until 2018.

But the Red Devils will allow the former Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter Milan man to stay with them and work with the club’s medical team as he continues his rehabilitation from the knee injury.

His contract officially expires on June 30.

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