Manchester United are set to be with out two of their main strikers for at the very least the following couple of video games, with Jose Mourinho revealing the extent of an harm to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Romelu Lukaku went off injured of their Zero-Zero draw with Southampton on Saturday.
The Belgian was stretchered off with a nasty-looking head harm early within the match, and Mourinho advised the media after the sport: “Whenever you see a participant depart the pitch like he did, it’s normally two video games at the very least.”
José on Zlatan: “A large drawback. He’s a 37-year-old with a nasty knee.”
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He additionally advised BT Sport that Ibrahimovic is ready to overlook at the very least a month with a knee harm, saying: “Zlatan – one month out. A large drawback. He’s a 37-year-old with a nasty knee.”
United do at the very least have choices up entrance, with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford each having expertise via the center – significantly the latter, who kind of led the road for the reigning Europa League champions on the finish of Louis van Gaal’s remaining season on the membership.
The information will come as a large blow to a United aspect who’ve now did not win in 4 video games in all competitions, following a 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol Metropolis with a trio of attracts within the league towards Leicester, Burnley and the Saints.
Jose Mourinho on Lukaku: “I don’t know. I do know that usually unhealthy, unhealthy information arrives instantly. Dangerous information did not arrive. I feel that there’s an issue for the following two matches. For certain.” #mufc pic.twitter.com/sglefcNcc0
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Whereas targets haven’t essentially been an issue in these video games – the Leicester and Burnley matches each ending 2-2 – a rejig up entrance will solely add to the strain on Jose Mourinho to get his aspect again to profitable methods.