The Red Devils and their manager, Jose Mourinho will be excited to have their two biggest stars back in the fold. The Portuguese manager’s season has been plagued with injuries, but it seems the cavalry will be back on the bench ahead of Manchester’s clash with Newcastle.
Even though Mourinho is ready to put the pair on the bench, it is a fact that both of his stars, especially the Swede, are lacking match sharpness. They have been involved in full first-team training during the international break though, and that will surely help.
Come Saturday, Mourinho will, of course, be careful with his two stars. He stated that he’d like to get them out for a run and get them ready for matches, but he won’t take any risks. The duo is getting ready for United’s strong local rivals, Manchester City. The teams are set to meet in less than a month.
Initially, there were doubts if Pogba’s return would come in time for the Newcastle match but thanks to his Miami and Carrington rehabilitation progressing well, he will be ready. As for Ibrahimovic, his return comes far earlier than projected.
After the announcement of the legendary Swede’s new deal, Jose Mourinho said that the striker would not be active until 2018 as he had suffered the worst injury of his career back in April. Ever since his first operation, it has been reported that Ibrahimovic has been making a remarkable, almost superhuman recovery, which is the primary reason why he is back two months ahead of schedule.
It could also be perfect timing for his comeback as both Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku might agree. Manchester United have been struggling in the goalscoring department as Lukaku has had a seven-game goal drought. Hopefully, the return of “The Zlatan” will help out both Lukaku and Manchester United as a whole. Follow fantastic football games and place bets on them at some of the best UK betting sites.