Zlatan Ibrahimovic has decided to terminate his contract with Manchester United due to the club’s elimination from the Champions League, the striker’s doctor said.

In April 2017, Sweden’s top scorer Ibra sustained serious ligament damage in his right knee in a Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht at Old Trafford.

The injury required surgery and returned to action in November before extending his contract at Old Trafford.

On 22 March this year, the Red Devils have announced that the club have agreed to terminate the contract of the former PSG star.

Only one day later, the Swedish striker moved to MLS signing for LA Galaxy after almost 22 months at Old Trafford.

Dr Freddie Fu Ho-Kueng, who carried out surgery on the striker’s knee, has revealed why the former Barcelona star has left United.

“[Ibrahimovic] and the coach get along well. He liked Manchester United, he’s a hero before the injury,” Fu told the South China Morning Post. “His idea was to see if we can go back and win more titles, especially the Champions League.”

“After United lost to Sevilla, I think his decision, in my opinion, was that maybe that was it. This is my feeling. United won’t be able to catch up with Manchester City in the Premier League either. Maybe they can win the FA Cup which is good but not as good as the Champions League.”

“He did everything else pretty much, won every major thing. Unfortunately, they lost to Sevilla. I think he would have stayed longer, but he didn’t tell me that.”

The 36-year-old, who played for 8 European clubs during his career, has never won the Champions League.

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