Jose Mourinho facing striker crisis with Lukaku, Ibrahimovic out

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for one month with a “recurrence” of his knee injury.

Ibrahimovic left out of the squad for United’s 0-0 draw at home to Southampton on Saturday.

Mourinho told the BBC after the game that the 36-year-old striker, who missed seven months before returning to action in November, is set for another spell on the sidelines.

“It’s the same knee, it’s the knee with an incredible problem,” he said.

“A [36]-year-old man – a lion, like you say he’s a real lion – but not easy and now he’s had a little recurrence and one month out.”

Romelu Lukaku also suffered a head injury during the game and when asked by BT Sport if that meant he only had Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as options at striker, he replied: “Yeah.”

United host Derby County in the FA Cup on Friday and play Stoke City 10 days later.


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