Manchester United have confirmed their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone a successful surgery on the knee injury he suffered in April.

The former Swedish international and Marcos Rojo suffered a "significant knee ligament damage" in their side's 2-1 victory in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final clash against Anderlecht.

According to the Daily Record, Ibrahimovic had ruptured both his anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. The Red Devils' leading goalscorer has gone under the knife and will start his rehabilitation.

"Good news from Zlatan's team that he has undergone successful knee surgery," United tweeted.

Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has ruled out any suggestion that his client has suffered a career ending injury.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery AND HAS NOT SUFFERED A CAREER-ENDING INJURY," Raiola said in a statement, as quoted by ESPN.

"The procedure was performed by Freddie Fu, M.D., and Volker Musahl, M.D., of the UPMC Sports Medicine program in Pittsburgh."

"Zlatan has started rehabilitation at UPMC and will remain under the care of Dr. Fu and Dr. Musahl throughout his recovery. Zlatan and the medical team are not available for interviews at this time. Additional updates will follow at a later date."

The 35-year-old joined United, after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer. Ibrahimovic has scored 28 goals for United in all competitions and the tally includes 17 goals in the Premier League. He has also registered nine assists in all competitions and his absence will be a massive blow for Jose Mourinho's side for the remainder of the season.

In the ex-Juventus and Barcelona striker's absence, Mourinho has fielded Marcus Rashford to lead United's attack. The Red Devils are currently without several of their star players due to injuries and the list includes the likes of Ibrahimovic, Rojo, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly.

United travel to Spain as they take on Celta Vigo in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final clash on 4 May.