Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted he could play Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic together this season.
The Swede signed a new one-year deal at Old Trafford on Thursday and is hoping to be fit by the end of the year after tearing his anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.
The 35-year-old lead the line for United last season, scoring 28 goals before his season was cruelly cut short.
Lukaku has started life at the club in emphatic fashion and has four goals to his name already in a red shirt.
Ibrahimovic’s return could cause a selection dilemma for Mourinho but he’s hinted the Swede could play in the no.10 position behind Lukaku.
‘I see Zlatan as important for the team,’ said Mourinho.
‘I just say that my squad is better for sure, he is one more option, he is one more striker, he is one more experienced player, he is one more player that can play nine or 10, that can play double strikers or no, there are lots of matches to play.
‘If we progress in the Champions League and if we progress in one of the cups, I don’t even say both, if we do that we are going to be in the position where we couldn’t do it only with Lukaku and Rashford, especially if I play both together, because if I play one and the other one is on the bench, okay, but I am playing with both?
‘So if I play with both, I need a striker, so probably in January I would be knocking on Ed Woodward’s door asking for a striker for the second part of the season and I don’t need to. I have one of the best in the world.’
Source: Metro -UK