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Lukaku: Ibra will help us chase Manchester City

17:02 GMT 12/11/2017
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The Belgium international is excited for the return of the Swede, who has signed on for another year at Old Trafford

Romelu Lukaku believes the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will help Manchester United's quest to catch Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho's men are currently second in the Premier League, eight points behind their bitter rivals.

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They will be boosted by Ibrahimovic's return in the coming weeks. The Swede — who scored 28 goals in 46 games in his first spell at Old Trafford last season — signed on for another year earlier this season as he makes his way back from knee surgery.

"It motivates me really, because he's another good player to add to the squad," Lukaku told Sky Sports .

"When you face a team like us it's difficult for opponents. Ibrahimovic coming back will help us chase Manchester City."

United lost ground in the title race last time out, losing 1-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge while City came away 3-1 winners against Arsenal.

Lukaku has scored seven goals thus far this season, and also provided three assists.