Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo have ‘significant knee ligament damage’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to miss the rest of the season for Manchester United
Image: Zlatan Ibrahimovic had to be taken off for Manchester United against Anderlecht

Manchester United say that both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo sustained “significant knee ligament damage” in the win over Anderlecht on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic had been expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to Sky sources, and such an injury would suggest Rojo's campaign is also over with just five weeks remaining in the season.

United did not give a specific timeline for recovery and said that both players will see specialists in the coming days.

Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after falling awkwardly during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match
Image: Ibrahimovic reacts after falling awkwardly

Both players had to be taken off in United's 2-1 Europa League quarter final win over the Belgian side on Thursday, with Ibrahimovic's knee buckling as he landed awkwardly just before the end of normal time while Rojo was taken off on a stretcher after just 23 minutes.

A United statement said: "Detailed investigations on the injuries sustained by Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Thursday's Europa League match have confirmed significant knee ligament damage in both players that requires specialist opinions over the coming days.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 20:  Luke Shaw (23) stands over injured team mate Marcos Rojo of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League quarter final
Image: Marcos Rojo was taken off against Anderlecht

"Estimations of time to full recovery will only be possible once definitive treatment plans have been decided after these consultations."

Ibrahimovic, who has scored 28 goals for United this season, is out of contract in the summer and has yet to agree an extension to remain at the club for another year.

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