Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United

Will Zlatan’s Return Mean a Change of Role for Lukaku?

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Manchester United are in an extremely enviable position at the moment as they are spoilt for choice in the attacking department. The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives the Red Devils added flamboyance in the final third. The popular Swede has been a revelation since he linked up with Mourinho and has backed it up with an incredible showing during his debut season.

United fancied to crank up the pressure on City

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This weekend's eagerly anticipated Manchester derby has been dubbed a 'must-win' game for United, and there's every reason to believe they can do just that.

The Red Devils head into the match eight points behind City, but a victory on Sunday would give Jose Mourinho's side a big psychological advantage heading into the second half of the season.

Lukaku in Man Utd spotlight as goals dry up

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London (AFP) – With Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit again and closely scrutinising his performances from the substitutes’ bench, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is under pressure to rediscover his goal-scoring touch.

Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75 million ($100.

Lukaku in Man Utd spotlight as goals dry up

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London (AFP) – With Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit again and closely scrutinising his performances from the substitutes’ bench, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is under pressure to rediscover his goal-scoring touch.

Having scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75 million ($100.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic introduces his new agent

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has created a bit of a stir by introducing his new agent in a video he posted on Twitter. The Swedish...

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Mourinho welcomes end of Lukaku goal drought

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said he was delighted to see Romelu Lukaku back on the scoresheet after a barren spell as Manchester United try to keep runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City in their sights.

Paul Pogba, returning after two months on the sidelines, was the driving force as United returned to form with a 4-1 Premier League thrashing of Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Returning Pogba inspires Man Utd comeback win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba crowned his return from injury by scoring and laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial as Manchester United hit back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.

Chris Smalling was also on the mark in the first half, while Romelu Lukaku ended a drought of seven games without a goal.

Returning Pogba inspires Man Utd comeback win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba crowned his return from injury by scoring and laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial as Manchester United hit back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday.

Chris Smalling was also on the mark in the first half, while Romelu Lukaku ended a drought of seven games without a goal.

Why is Jones having six injections to play in a friendly?

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While Jose Mourinho broke some great news to Manchester United fans on Friday afternoon, revealing that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo would all be in the matchday squad for Newcastle on Saturday, he also confirmed that Phil Jones is unavailable with injury.

Jones was substituted in England's 0-0 draw against Germany with less than half an hour played.

Zlatan targets Premier League glory with Man Utd

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is targeting Premier League glory with Manchester United as he plots his return from a serious knee injury to “finish what I started”.

The 36-year-old former Sweden captain has been out of action since suffering cruciate ligament damage in a Europa League clash with Anderlecht in April.

‘I Have A Feeling’ – Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Hints Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Be Back In His Pack Before End Of Year

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It sounds like Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be back among the Manchester United fold sooner rather than later despite suffering an cruciate injury that may well have ended the career of lesser 35-year-old's just six short months ago.

Ibrahimovic signed a short-term deal in September that will see him rejoin United as and when he returns from injury and the Swede was even included in Jose Mourinho's 25-man Champions League squad in expectation.

Jose reveals player will be back to face Chelsea

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Manchester United's injury list has been building up in recent weeks with Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick joining Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the sidelines. Jose Mourinho admitted he was short of options for our... Continue Reading →

Mourinho Defends Tactics As United Draw At Anfield

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Jose Mourinho defended Manchester United's lack of ambition as he once again threw a blanket over the biggest game in English football.

United's unbeaten start to the season continued after they ground out a 0-0 draw at Liverpool but they needed a stunning save from David De Gea to deny Joel Matip to escape with a seventh clean sheet in eight Premier League matches.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic targeted Arsenal game for Man Utd return

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is targeting the Premier League fixture against Arsenal on December 2 for his comeback from injury,...

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Zlatan return date target set

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to step up his training regime by making a return to Manchester United's Carrington training complex next month. The 36-year-old has been out since suffering a torn ACL in our Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht... Continue Reading →

When Zlatan’s back, where does Rashford fit in?

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The impending return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be greeted by most at Manchester United with glee, but for maybe one or two, namely Marcus Rashford. The England international has been in electric form so far this season with two goals... Continue Reading →

Monday Kickoff: Gerard Pique offers to quit Spain national team, doctor tells Zlatan Ibrahimovic not to rush and more

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Political unrest could have major ramifications for the Spanish national team while one star's doctor insists he take his time with injury.

After playing behind closed doors to do the recent political issues in Catalonia, Gerard Pique said the experience was the "worst" of his career while adding he could step away from the Spanish national team as a result of the recent referendum.

Champions League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Included In Man Utd’s Official Group Stage Squad As Chelsea Scuttle Diego Costa

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It's like he never went away

Manchester United have included Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their 2017/18 Champions League group stage squad just weeks after it was announced that the monolithic Swede would be rejoining the club.

Ibrahimovic is still in the process of recovering from the cruciate knee injury that prematurely ended his 2016/17 campaign, but the paperwork has already been completed on a short-term contract that will see the 35-year-old return to United for the remainder of the current season as and when he makes it back to full fitness.

Zlatan: My children know my United chant

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic re-signed for Manchester United this week although won't be able to play until after the New Year.

Speaking about the club, Ibrahimovic claims he always knew that United was a big club but just didn't realise how big it is until playing for us.

Wherever you go, you see a fan.

'Big chance' Zlatan Ibrahimovic's next step is MLS

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The dream of having Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Major League Soccer is on hold after he re-upped with Manchester United this week, but that doesn't mean the dream is dead yet.

Ibrahimovic, who was heavily linked with the LA Galaxy in past months, admitted there's still a chance he ends up in North America at some point.

Mourinho aims to end encouraging week on a high

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hope to cap a successful week, on and off the field, by making it three wins in as many games when Leicester visit Old Trafford on Saturday.

United have won their opening two league games, each by 4-0 scorelines, at home to West Ham and at Swansea, while Mourinho has been boosted by seeing key squad members return from long-term injuries.

Mourinho aims to end encouraging week on a high

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hope to cap a successful week, on and off the field, by making it three wins in as many games when Leicester visit Old Trafford on Saturday.

United have won their opening two league games, each by 4-0 scorelines, at home to West Ham and at Swansea, while Mourinho has been boosted by seeing key squad members return from long-term injuries.

Zlatan comments on getting his favourite shirt number

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that his new number 10 shirt is an upgrade on last season's number 9 after it was announced earlier today that the Swede has re-signed for Manchester United. The football legend agreed a new one-year deal... Continue Reading →

Sweden

Jazz Hands: Ostersunds Players Dance Along To ‘There’s No Business Like Showbusiness’ Live On Swedish Television, 2016 (Video)

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Plugging away in the fourth tier of Swedish football just six seasons ago, Ostersunds are currently gearing up for a two-legger against Arsenal in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

Graham Potter and his intrepid squad are finally being given a little serious continental kudos for their sterling efforts over the last few years, but a little over a year ago they were still whisper it being ever so slightly patronised.

Goldbullen: Andreas Granqvist Named Swedish Player Of The Year As Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 10-Year Reign Comes To An End (Photos)

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For the first time in 10 years, somebody other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic was crowned Swedish Player of the Year at the Goldbullen gala in Stockholm on Monday evening.

Indeed, the 2017 Goldbullen was presented to Andreas Granqvist, the grizzled Krasnodar centre-back who captained Sweden to the World Cup finals, a campaign that culminated in that outstanding win over Italy in the play-offs.

Jose Mourinho

Watford v Man United Preview

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Watford claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday, with Marco Silva's side experiencing their joint best ever start to a top-flight campaign (21 points from 13 games). The Hornets have fared reasonably well against the 'Big 6' this season, beating Arsenal, drawing with Liverpool, and dominating for large portions of the match in their 4-2 loss against Chelsea last month – a flattering result for the Blues.

Mourinho’s press conference – Zlat’s back, reasons for Mkhitaryan and Martial’s success, CL group is tricky

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Good news about Zlatan. Can you explain why now? Are you hoping he will be available for the Champions League?

He will not be ready for the group phase of the Champions League. I don't think there will be any chance of that.

Do we have space in the Champions League list to have him?

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United may unleash Pogba and Ibrahimovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United supporters could be treated to the long-awaited returns of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba when their team resume their Premier League campaign against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The pair, so instrumental in United’s success last season, are back in full training and may be named on the bench as manager Jose Mourinho attempts to integrate them back into his first-team plans.

United may unleash Pogba and Ibrahimovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United supporters could be treated to the long-awaited returns of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba when their team resume their Premier League campaign against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The pair, so instrumental in United’s success last season, are back in full training and may be named on the bench as manager Jose Mourinho attempts to integrate them back into his first-team plans.

PSG’s Verratti set for reunion with old mentor Ancelotti

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar’s arrival may have taken some of the focus away from the role played by Marco Verratti at Paris Saint-Germain, but Carlo Ancelotti is fully aware of the midfielder’s importance in the French capital.

Ancelotti takes his Bayern Munich side to the Parc des Princes for one of the heavyweight encounters of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.

Neymar can take PSG to ‘next level’ – Zlatan

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that in signing Neymar, his former club Paris Saint-Germain have acquired the only player capable of taking them to the “next level”.

PSG smashed the world transfer record by paying Barcelona 222 million euros ($263.5 million) for Neymar, who has produced three goals and three assists in his first two appearances.

Neymar can take PSG to ‘next level’ – Zlatan

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that in signing Neymar, his former club Paris Saint-Germain have acquired the only player capable of taking them to the “next level”.

PSG smashed the world transfer record by paying Barcelona 222 million euros ($263.5 million) for Neymar, who has produced three goals and three assists in his first two appearances.

European Soccer

Tuesday Kickoff: Sweden boss dismisses talk of Zlatan return, Italy stars retire and more

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Italy's loss to Sweden has carried major ramifications for both sides.

Sweden boss Janne Andersson dismissed questions regarding Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to the team after qualifying for the World Cup. (REPORT)

Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli have joined Gianluigi Buffon in retiring from the Italian national team following Monday's defeat.

Wednesday Kickoff: Marco Asensio out of UCL opener, Mourinho calls for 'patience' with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more

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A key man will be missing from Real Madrid's Champions League lineup due to an odd injury while Jose Mourinho stressed patience with a big star.

While Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the Real Madrid lineup,Marco Asensio will miss the club's Champions League opener against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday night due to an infected "pimple".

Tuesday Kickoff: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'almost' ready, Ederson returns to training and more

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One of the game's biggest stars is moving closer and closer to a return

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says his knee is healing nicely and that he is "almost" ready to rejoin Manchester United. (REPORT)

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson returned to training with a protective helmet after taking a kick to the face from Liverpool's Sadio Mane.

Monday Kickoff: Zlatan Ibrahimovic on pace for January return; Liverpool after Thomas Lemar and more

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One of the game's top strikers is on schedule for his return to injury while several Premier League teams are looking to make big moves before the end of the transfer window.

Jose Mourinho says he expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be back in January, adding an "extra quality" to a dominant Manchester United attack.

The Rest

Viewing Injury as an Opportunity

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There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. While some people appear to be be having success with the latter, this sentence rings true on the whole. I'd also add injury to this list.

Injuries happen, despite the best efforts of everyone from health and safety regulations to high quality performance professionals seeking to create robust and resilient individuals.

On This Day In 2012: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Tears Joe Hart Asunder With Phenomenal Overhead Kick Against England (Video)

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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the fateful night that Zlatan Ibrahimovic trampled roughshod over England, scoring all four goals in a mountainous performance at the epicentre of Sweden's 4-2 friendly victory in Stockholm.

England's wafer-thin side contained such luminaries as Steven Caulker, Tom Cleverly, Leon Osman, Tom Huddlestone and poor old Ryan Shawcross who, making his international debut as a late substitute, suffered miserably at the hands of a soaring Zlatan and was never called up again thereafter.

Lukaku: I was born to score

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Romelu Lukaku became the joint all-time top scorer for Belgium at the weekend when scoring in his team's draw against Mexico. To have scored 30 international goals by 24-years-old is quite a feat and the striker correctly points out that not many players of his age group would have done the same.

PICTURE: Zlatan meets Anthony Joshua ahead of fight

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Ahead of this evening's fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam, Zlatan Ibrahimovic paid a visit to the boxer.


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