Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing back Zlatan Ibrahimovich to boost his ailing strike force, while insisting that Romelu Lukaku would come good again.
Lukaku laboured again during the defeat by Juventus in midweek, yet United will be forced to start with him again against his old club Everton on Sunday. But when asked if he might attempt to bring back Ibrahimovic who recently stated that he is open to a return to the club, Mourinho shook his head and said ‘No.’
Mourinho will be unable to call on Alexis Sanchez on Sunday because of what is thought to be adductor muscle injury. The manager admitted that United had not seen the best of the Chilean, either, and said that injuries were the problem for a player who need to be ‘really, really sharp’ to operate at his best.
The forward scored only twice for United after arriving last season and has managed a solitary goal in this campaign.