Zlatan, who has defied the doubters since his move last summer from Paris Saint-Germain, posted on Instagram a picture of the knee and a defiant message to those who had suggested his stellar career was over.
Zlatan writes “First of all, thank you for all the support and love,”
“Its no news I got injured so I will be out of football for a while.
“I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. So far I played with one leg so it shouldn’t be any problem.
“One thing is for sure, I decide when its time to stop and nothing else. Giving up is not an option. See you soon.”
Although Manchester United performed well enough without him on Sunday beating Burnley 2-0 with French forward Anthony Martial and veteran Wayne Rooney scoring, a number of Fans still believe Zlatan is a needed compliment for the Reds.