Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho recently told pressmen he doesn’t want to talk about the injury problems he has at Manchester United and if reports are anything to go by, Mourinho will no longer have to talk about his players being injured.
A report in the Daily Mail few days claims that Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo and Michael Carrick are all back in training with the Manchester United reserve team. In addition, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who only three months ago agreed a new one year deal with the club, is also not far from a return to action.
Pogba, who started the season on a high, has been missing through injury since September. Carrick on the other hand has been absent through a virus, while Rojo who has been struggling with injury since last season is set to make a recovery from a knee ligament injury.
Although there is no set date for Ibrahimovic’s return, it is believed that Pogba could be fit for selection when the Reds play Newcastle United following the international break.
Romelu Lukaku could benefit massively from the return of Pogba. The Belgian’s form has dipped in recent weeks but the return of the Frenchman could be just what he needs to rediscover his early season form.
One return to injury that myself and many other United fans will be looking forward to will be that of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The former Paris Saint-Germain man was United’s best striker last season and it will certainly be interesting to see how Mourinho will fit the Swede and Lukaku into the team once his recovery is complete.
Certainly, the return of the Reds number 10 means Mourinho can afford to rest Lukaku for some games but it will be interesting to see who will be the main man among the two, especially if Ibrahimovic can resurrect his form from last season.