The Premier League have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been released by Manchester United.

The Swedish striker suffered a cruciate ligament injury in United’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht in April and missed the final 10 matches of the season.

The Red Devils had the option to extend the 35-year-old’s contract by an extra year, although the knee injury, which forced him to miss the Europa League final win over former club Ajax, has ultimately made up the club’s mind.

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Despite having undergone successful surgery, it is expected to take months before Ibrahimovic will be in a position to return to action.