The one season romance between Manchester United and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is over, the Premier League club has confirmed.

Ibrahimovic signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, netting 28 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions and there were talks of a possible extension before he sustained a serious knee injury in a Europa League fixture with Anderlecht.

It is understood that Ibrahimovic’s injury could keep him out for as long as nine months; a factor that contributed a great deal in his contract not being extended.

Should the 35-year-old make a full recovery, he could potentially sign another contract with United but the Premier League have revealed that he is no longer on the books of Jose Mourinho's side.

Despite his current status, Ibrahimovic has been backed to return to professional football at the start of 2018 and if he does not play for United, he could be given a chance in the MLS or other places like the lucrative Chinese League.