Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract was terminated on Thursday. Photo: Twitter

LONDON – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving Manchester United after the Premier League club terminated the Swedish striker's contract yesterday.

“Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract with immediate effect,” United said in a statement amid reports that the 36-year-old had signed for Los Angeles Galaxy.

“Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well.”

The 36-year-old, who is Sweden's record international goalscorer with 62 strikes in 116 games, sustained a bad knee injury in last season's Europa League quarter-final.

He last played for United on December 26 against Burnley.

Meanwhile, Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta remains unsure whether he will leave Barcelona this season to move to China.

The 33-year-old playmaker last week told local media he had an offer from a Chinese club and said a decision had to be taken on his future before the end of April.

“There are still a few weeks to decide whether I continue or not, and it's one of the most important decisions in my career,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.