Mourinho has 'a feeling' Ibrahimovic will be back in 2017

Ruben Hill
October 22, 2017

The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available on Saturday.

"What I expect from a normal season is Zlatan will be back and Marcos will be back, and Pogba and Fellaini will be back and someone will get injured".

Jose Mourinho says he "feels" Ibrahimovic might be back before the end of 2017. Gary Neville spoke at the opening of Salford's new stadium about how Manchester United are title contenders for the first time in four years.

To suffer such a serious ligament injury as Ibrahimovic did. and return before the year is out, having only suffered the blow in April in United's UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg against Belgian side Anderlecht, is remarkable, particularly so for a 36-year-old striker.

"Zlatan is here, he's working here, he's under our control". "We are in October, we have November to play, we have December to play, so why should I be speaking about the market when the market is January?"

He said: "Every manager wants to have all the players available".

"He's working so, so, so, so hard but he's not to going be back in the next week or couple of weeks, let him take his time and be back when everyone feels it is the right moment".

On Pogba, he was less certain, saying "Paul Pogba is not here, I don't know when he comes back, when he is available, I don't know about it".

"The way we think is the best way to do it is to speak always about opportunities for others, trust for others and believe in others".

"He did it (recovery) very well, I talked to Zlatan while at the gym a while ago, I think he hopes to get back in December or January", Cole told FourFourTwo. Yes, I do. But it's just a feeling. "I had no hesitation in promoting Scott to the first-team squad last month as we have total belief in him".

"Nobody is back from injury but what we have is good".

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