× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours Basketball Athletics Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Motorsport Sports Health Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×
SPORTS

Jose Mourinho reveals truth about a return to Manchester United for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

GOSSIP & RUMOURS By Mirror | October 26th 2018 | 2 min read
Zlatan Ibrahimovic [left] with Man United boss Jose Mourinho [Courtesy]

Jose Mourinho has ruled out a return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to solve Manchester United’s goalscoring problems, insisting he has total faith in Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku and United’s other strikers - Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez - have managed just 10 goals between them this season.

Mourinho has been linked with bringing back Ibrahimovic, who has successfully rehabilitated himself at LA Galaxy, but he insists the Swedish star will not be coming back to Old Trafford.

When asked if he would re-sign Ibrahimovic, Mourinho said: “No, no.”

Jose Mourinho has ruled out a return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic [Courtesy]

Lukaku is enduring an eight-game goalscoring drought and Mourinho insists it is only a matter of time before he hits form again.

“I always feel that, I always feel that every game,” said the United boss. “One day will be the game and one day he will score and one day his confidence levels will be back to normal, which clearly they are not, but I always feel that.”

Mourinho feels he also has little option to play Lukaku as his No 9 because Sanchez is still injured and he prefers to use Rashford out wide.

“Well against Juventus, I couldn’t give him a break, I don’t think Carrick can play as a striker, so against Juventus we played with the players that we did,” he said.

“If we decided to give a rest to Lukaku and play Rashford, then who plays as a winger?

Zlatan celebrates for La Galaxy [Courtesy]

“We are not in the best moment to try to think about resting players or try to find solutions, the solutions is to use the players we have.”

Lukaku will hope to end his scoring drought when Man United entertain the Belgian striker's former club Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Share this story
How tough Nairobi life and heavy taxation made Sofapaka goalkeeper leave Kenya
Heavy taxation in Kenya is one of the reasons Ugandan goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya left the county in a huff, The Nairobian has learnt.
What 2022 holds for title-hungry Kenyan athletes
It remains to be seen if stars Kipyegon, Kipchoge and Jepchirchir will continue with the good shows.
.
RECOMMENDED NEWS
Feedback