It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Manchester United fans, but Jose Mourinho has given them something to look forward to, hinting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo are getting close to returning to the lineup.
‘We have the group of players which are the ones that we hope will recover as soon as possible,’ Mourinho told MUTV after the defeat at Stamford Bridge.
‘They have to work every day but they are in a good position now. Pogba, Ibra, Rojo, Fellaini.
‘They are in good positions so I think we can go into this part of the season, the Christmas period, and after, in a strong position.’
Zlatan is on the road to recovery after injuring his anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee during the Europa League quarter-final second-leg win over Anderlecht last season.
That injury in April curtailed a prolific debut campaign with United which had yielded 28 goals and nine assists in 46 appearances.
Ibrahimovic is back doing ball work at the club’s Aon Training Complex and was filmed by team-mate Marouane Fellaini taking part in some shooting drills on Saturday.
United have really struggled to pose any sort of attacking threat without Pogba, seeing chances created by game dropping almost 50% since the former world’s most expensive player injured his hamstring.