Manchester United have had several injury setbacks at the start of this new season, which have kept some of their crucial players from featuring in their matches. To add to that, a heavily populated list of fixtures doesn’t aid their selection dilemma either.
However, supporters will finally have some respite and see one of their star player’s much-awaited return from injury, perhaps even as early as the end of this month.
Zlatan Ibrahimović had a spectacular debut season as a Red Devil, finding the net 27 times before a horrid knee injury cut his time short, and has kept him recovering at the sidelines since April.
However, as per the Sun, the player is now all but ready to make a return in what has undoubtedly been a phenomenal recovery. Almost from the end of the transfer window itself, it appeared that the 35-year-old was at peak physical fitness, despite Jose Mourinho’s insistence that the striker won’t feature till the start of the new year.
But, this didn’t stop the Portuguese boss from including the name of the Swede in the squad list for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, fueling speculation that the big man might make a return way ahead of schedule.
Now, with him training with agility and renewed vigor at the Carrington training center, United’s new no.10 is believed to be 80 percent match fit. This would perhaps place him apt for a comeback somewhere in late October itself.
Thus, it is highly likely that the Old Trafford faithful will see his highly anticipated return to Champions League football in the group stages itself. This is certainly a lot for a player, who was all but ruled out by the fans from ever getting seen wearing the famous red jersey again.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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