Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not playing for AC Milan against Man Utd – injury latest

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC is Europe's ultimate journeyman footballer – having played for some of the continent's grandest clubs.

And his current club AC Milan are up to face Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League.


Ibrahimovic, 39, played for United from 2016 to 2017 and bagged 29 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils.

And after moving to LA Galaxy for two seasons, he is back at the San Siro, where he is scoring goals and getting into arguments with opponents once again.

Why isn't Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing against Manchester United in the Europa League?

The Swede is injured and will miss both of the legs of the last-16 tie with a groin problem.

Zlatan came off after 55 minutes of the Rossoneri's 2-1 win at AS Roma on February 28.

The teams meet at Old Trafford on Thursday March 11, before the return leg at the San Siro a week later on March 18.

Zlatan confirmed: “I was unlucky, I had a small injury.

Milan boss Stefano Pioli said: “Zlatan is our champion.

“He is the number one in everything and is one [real] weapon for us but the team has shown to be up to it, even in his absence.”

Zlatan got into a spat with former Old Trafford team-mate Romelu Lukaku last month and was accused

Do AC Milan have any other injury doubts for the Man Utd tie?

Hakan Calhanoglu, Ismael Bennacer, Ante Rebic, Theo Hernandez and Mario Mandzukic are all facing a race against time to be fit for the trip to Old Trafford.

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