Zlatan Ibrahimovic retires from Sweden duty, Manchester United fans react on Twitter

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks dejected after the match

The superstar striker will focus on his club football after Euro 2016, with reports suggesting he is set to seal a move to Old Trafford later this summer.

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks dejected after the matchSweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks dejected after the Italy match

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his retirement from international duty, setting Sweden's Euro 2016 campaign as his last appearances for his country.

He revealed his decision to the press in the lead up to Sweden's crunch match against Belgium on Wednesday.

The Swedish Football Federation published confirmation of their talisman's decision on their official Facebook page. The above message translates as: "After 15 years Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced that he will finish his international career after the Euros. Now, we look to tomorrow's match against Belgium!"

The 34-year-old has been closely linked to Manchester United this summer, by the likes of the Mirror, with his former manager Jose Mourinho set to take over at Old Trafford and eager to make the skilful frontman his star signing.

The self-professed legend has remained tight-lipped about his club future throughout Sweden's European Championship campaign, happy to remain the object of interest of football journalists from across Europe.

Sweden's Zlatan IbrahimovicSweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

There had been talk of United having to cope with Zlatan turning out for Sweden at the Olympics later in the summer, potentially jeopardising what has been reported by Sky Sports as a one-year contract or, at the very least, prolonging his debut.

That problem appears to have resolved itself, perhaps with a little pressure from the Red Devils.

Ibrahimovic is leaving Paris Saint-Germain after an astonishing four-year spell that saw him net 156 goals in 180 games, winning consecutive Ligue 1 titles in the process.

At international level he is just as prolific, some way in front of his nearest rival as Sweden's highest ever goalscorer with 62 goals, though he is some way short in terms of becoming the Blue-Yellows' most capped player.

He has featured in each of his country's two matches in France so far, but with Sweden bottom of their group heading into the last round of fixtures, anything less than a win over Portugal will see them heading home, and for Ibrahimovic, the end of his international career.

Below Manchester United and football fans in general gave their thoughts on Ibrahimovic's announcement on Twitter:

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