Man Utd stars Ibrahimovic and Pogba fit to face Newcastle

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The pair will both be in the matchday squad for Saturday's clash at Old Trafford, with fellow long-term absentee Marcos Rojo also in contention

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba are both fit for Manchester United's Premier League clash with Newcastle, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

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Ibrahimovic has not appeared for United since April after suffering a serious knee injury, though that did not deter the Red Devils from offering him a fresh one-year deal.

Pogba, meanwhile, has been missing since September after suffering a hamstring injury during United's Champions League group stage victory over Basel.

But the pair are both now ready to return alongside Marcos Rojo, who made his comeback from a knee injury during United's Under-23 clash with Athletic Club .

Speaking to  MUTV , Mourinho confirmed their availability, saying: "The players that stayed here and [were] recovering from injuries, even the ones that are recovering from big injuries, they are ready to play."

When pushed on which specific individuals were fit, he responded: "Pogba, Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo."

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals during his first season of English football, and Mourinho is expecting him to form a lethal partnership with £75 million summer signing Romelu Lukaku.

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"He is an incredible personality," he told reporters. "We were all saying in 2017 he will be back. But it is one thing to be back on 31 December, another is mid-November. Even in getting fit he was the same super professional.

"We can't expect him to play a full 90 minutes or consecutive matches. Can he play with Lukaku? Easy."

On Pogba he added: "Clearly you can see there was a Manchester United this season before and after his injury. He has qualities that influence our approach in matches."

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