Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to first-team training, though he is unlikely to return for this weekend’s Premier League game at Newcastle United. The 36-year-old suffered a minor recurrence of his knee problem back in December, and the club’s medical staff decided to give him an extended rest in order to avoid any further setbacks which could potentially end his professional career.
Ibrahimovic had begun his individual training regime earlier this month, and Mourinho has now confirmed that the big Swede is into full training with his teammates. Speaking to MUTV, he said: “The squad is good, everything is fine Eric Bailly and Daley Blind are the two players that are out. Zlatan started training with the team two days ago, so two days with the group and improving. We are fine.”
Sir Alex Ferguson could bring an end to his glittering Manchester United career before the week is through, according to rumours circulating in the press on Tuesday evening.
The Guardian have reported that members of the playing and coaching staff were told during a golf day at Dunham Massey to expect an announcement regarding their manager.
Despite constantly being one of the main names in the frame to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson whenever he decides to call it a day, Jose Mourinho will not be the next manager of Manchester United, at least according to Peter Schmeichel.
The legendary goalkeeper, who spent eight years at Old Trafford during the 1990’s, told Spanish newspaper El Mundo that the Real Madrid boss ‘will not’ take over from Ferguson, alluding that the 50 year old would bring too much baggage with him.