'Tell Jose I'm coming' - Ibrahimovic sends message to Man Utd boss Mourinho

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The Swedish striker has committed to a new deal with the Red Devils and is fast closing in on a return to action after undergoing knee surgery

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is edging ever closer to making a Manchester United return, with the Swede telling Jose Mourinho to ready himself for a selection poser.

The enigmatic frontman has been out of action since damaging knee ligaments during a Europa League meeting with Anderlecht in April.

That injury problem forced the 35-year-old to undergo surgery, bringing his 2016-17 campaign to a close as a result.

Ibrahimovic was then released at the end of an initial 12-month deal at Old Trafford, but has since committed to a new short-term contract with the Red Devils and is looking forward to competing with Romelu Lukaku for regular minutes.

 

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Mourinho has maintained since handing fresh terms to Ibrahimovic that the experienced striker will not be ready for competitive action until January.

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He has, however, been included in United’s Champions League squad and there have been suggestions that he could come back into contention before the end of 2017.

The return of a man who plundered 28 goals in all competitions for United last season will offer a timely boost to the Red Devils cause.

They splashed out £75 million on Lukaku over the summer, but having another proven alternative – allowing for rotation or a tactical tweak to a two-man frontline – will give Mourinho useful options during what promises to be another hectic campaign.

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