Man United suffered their first pre-season defeat at the hands of Catalan Club Barcelona but it is needless to go nuts over the result of a game that is not very important. However, Mourinho would have noticed a weakness in his team that should be corrected before the season is flagged open.
Away from the games, Man United manager Jose Mourinho has dropped a huge hint Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career for the Red Devils may not be over yet, reports Goal.
Ibrahimovic refused to extend his contract with former French Champions Paris Saint Germain and he joined Man United last summer on a free transfer. Despite his age, the shone against expectation in his debut season, scoring 28 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils.
His barnstorming season was scuppered by a knee injury he sustained why leading United to the final of the Europa competition in their game against Anderlecht. Ibra was ruled out of action until the January of 2018, which led to his inapt release from Old Trafford.
United have already replaced the 35-year-old with Belgian attacker Romelu Lukaku but Jose Mourinho has held private chats with Ibrahimovic, talking up the possibility of the player’s return to his fold.
Mourinho, revealed that the signing of Lukaku stemmed for the proposed six months absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which means he could return soon.
“We spent big money on a striker because, with strikers, you either spend or you don’t get,” Mourinho said.
“And we spent because of what happened to Zlatan and we can not allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season.”