Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to start for Manchester United against Leicester City and could play No 10, says Jose Mourinho.
Romelu Lukaku has played every minute of Manchester United’s Premier League campaign so far, but started on the bench as Ibrahimovic made his first start since re-signing for the club, scoring in the 2-1 Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat to Bristol City.
Ibrahimovic, 36, suffered a serious knee injury in April, but Mourinho believes the Swede is ready to make his return to the United starting line-up when they take on Leicester on Saturday.
“Yes, he’s an option,” said Mourinho. “He played one hour, a bit more [against Bristol City], could be that he is ready to start the match, 90 minutes probably too much, depends on the match.
“I think he’s ready to start.”
“He played there last match in the period in the second half, when Lukaku played No 9 and Zlatan played No 10,” said Mourinho.