Manchester United will offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic their full medical support in his year-long fight to save his career.
The Swedish striker is expected to be sidelined for at least nine months after rupturing knee ligaments in Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.
United will now withdraw their offer to trigger an extra one-year contract.
But while Ibra has played his final game for the club – despite a season which has seen him score 28 goals – United feel the have a duty of care to oversee his rehabilitation.
United have promised the 35-year-old that he will receive the best possible treatment until his contact expires in the summer.
And they are also ready to monitor his full recovery.
A source said: “Zlatan will be given the club’s support throughout his rehabilitation.
“If that means helping him beyond the final few months of his contract then that will happen.”
- Paul Scholes would rather see Manchester United t0:34
- Mesut Ozil signs book for Germany teammates0:26
- Marcus Rashford speaks after scoring the winning 0:41
- Marcos Rojo LIMPS out of stadium after Anderlecht0:05
- Mourinho faces the press before facing old club C2:16
- Mourinho addresses Dortmund ‘terror incident’ ahe0:49
- Mourinho says HE was making every decision for Lu1:11
- Mourinho faces the press after drawing 1-1 with E12:50
- Mourinho talks about Schweinsteiger’s fitness jus0:40
- Jose Mourinho says Manchester United felt safe in1:08
- Jose Mourinho tries to get an early end to the pr0:28
- Jose Mourinho faces the press after beating FC Ro6:23
Mourinho faces the press after 2-1 victory Anderlecht
Ibrahimovic was waiting to see if United returned to the Champions League before committing himself to another 12 months.
He currently earns £300,000-a-week at Old Trafford and United were desperate to keep him after clubs from the MLS made it clear they would make him the highest-paid player in the United States.