Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United return not an option – Jose Mourinho

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MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing back Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United but admits he has got striker problems ahead of their clash with Everton.

Mourinho says he will have to keep faith with out-of-form Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford on Sunday because Alexis Sanchez, who missed the midweek defeat to Juventus, is likely to be ruled out again.

The United boss also replied “no” when asked whether Ibrahimovic was an option to ease the goal-scoring burden on the Belgian, who has gone eight games without a goal.

“Well, against Juventus to give him [Lukaku] a break, I don’t think [Michael] Carrick can play as a striker,” Mourinho said.

“Or we play with the players that we did or we decide to give a rest to Lukaku, then [Marcus] Rashford, who plays as a winger?

“We are not in the best moment to try to think about resting players or try to find solutions.

“The solution is to use the players we have.”

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