Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Have 'Too Much Mentally' to Play with Romelu Lukaku

Arnold Nichols
November 23, 2017

In such a scenario, we can expect Mourinho to make more than a few changes in the starting XI that faced the Magpies at the weekend.

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested that his knee ligament injury was more serious than reported despite making his return ahead of schedule during Saturday's 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

His club performances won him the best attacker prize.

With Ibrahimovic sidelined by an injury of his own, Pogba took centre-stage in the opening weeks of the current campaign as United made an impressive start to the season.

Manchester United head into tonight's UEFA Champions League clash at FC Basel needing just a single point to punch their ticket through to the knockout round.

Paul Scholes, meanwhile, said Pogba's unavailability explained why Romelu Lukaku had suddenly gone off the boil. Zlatan and Paul are experienced players, top players and they give us a lot of things on and off the pitch.

His then world-record £89.3 million ($118.2 million, 100.6 million euros) transfer from Juventus previous year created huge expectations and although his first season was successful, there were few fireworks.

Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his admiration for Ibrahimovic over the years and it will be fascinating to see how the Portuguese coach uses the charismatic centre-forward and Romelu Lukaku over the coming weeks.

He was back on target in his latest outing against Newcastle, as part of a 4-1 win, with a timely return to form coinciding with the return of Ibrahimovic off the bench. Not really impressed by them. You know how much he likes football. "It's a big boost for the whole team and for the mentality of the squad", Mata added.

"I think there is a possibility of winning everything".

"I think we can chase City, why is it not a possibility?" said the Swede, according to Goal. "I don't know what the future brings but what happens, happens", Ibrahimovic explained, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

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