Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba return to the
Manchester United squad for Saturday’s Premier
League game against Newcastle at Old Trafford.
Striker Ibrahimovic, 36, is yet to play this season
after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in
Midfielder Pogba, 24, has not played since
injuring a hamstring against Basel in September.
Defender Marcos Rojo is also available and
manager Jose Mourinho said “all three will be
“Paul you can see. Clearly you can see there was
a Manchester United this season before and
after his injury,” added Mourinho.
“He has qualities that influence our approach in
Former Sweden striker Ibrahimovic made 46
appearances and scored 28 goals for United last
He was released by the club in June after his
season was ended prematurely by a knee injury,
but re-signed on a one-year deal in August.
“Last season we played with Zlatan every
minute,” added Mourinho.
“(We have) learned how to play without him. Of
course we welcome him back. He is an
incredible personality.”
‘Ibrahimovic and Lukaku can play together’
Ibrahimovic’s return to Old Trafford came after
United had signed striker Romelu Lukaku from
Everton for an initial £75m, and the 24-year-old
has scored seven times in his first 11 Premier
League games.
But Mourinho says the Belgium international and
Ibrahimovic can play together.
“Good players can play together,” said the
“We can’t expect him (Ibrahimovic) to play full
90 minutes or consecutive matches. Fitness and
sharpness is everything.”

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