Adrian Mutu has claimed that the reason Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not playing is not down to his injury, but because he has fallen out with Jose Mourinho.
Ibrahimovic has made just seven appearances this season for Man United, due to an injury he suffered in April last year that kept him out till January.
Although he returned, he looked far from the player who scored 28 goals in his debut campaign at Old Trafford, and many claimed that he had rushed his comeback.
The star striker soon pulled out of contention for matchday squads entirely though, citing a need to work on his fitness as his reason for doing so.
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However, according to former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu, the reason Zlatan isn’t playing is because he has apparently fallen out with Mourinho.
Mutu told Telekom Sport Romania: “I don’t want to know anything about Mourinho. He never cares about putting on a show for the fans, he just cares about the result. A source assures me that Ibrahimovic is not injured — he has just fallen out with Mourinho.”
There has been no confirmation from other sources about a reported fallout though, and it could just be Mutu trying to rip off old band-aids. The Romanian, who also played for Juventus during his career, fell out with Mourinho during their time together at Stamford Bridge.
Mutu later tested positive for cocaine and was banned for seven months, which then led to a public dispute with Chelsea over a reported breach of contract.