‘The god is back’ — former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces sensational return to the Sweden national team

Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced a sensational return to the Sweden national team, after calling it quits in 2016, following their group stage exit from the Euro Championship.

In classic Zlatan style, the Swede legend took to social media and posted “the return of God”, as he announced his return to the Sweden national team.

Ibrahimovic has since flirted with a return to his country’s national team since last year, and national team head coach Janne Andersson flew to meet him in Milan to pave the way for his comeback.

Speaking about Ibrahimovic’s return, Andersson told the media: “First and foremost, he is a very good football player, the best we have had in Sweden.

“It is of course very funny that he wants to come back. In addition to what he can contribute on the pitch, he has incredible experience and can contribute it to other players in the team.”

Before announcing his retirement in 2016, Ibrahimovic had scored 62 goals in 116 international games for Sweden, and he’d be hoping to make same impact, as he’s still a top player for AC Milan.

After five years of absence, Zlatan has now been named in the Sweden squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo.