Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United return being discussed, confirms Jose Mourinho

Angelo Anderson
August 13, 2017

After qualified success in his maiden campaign as Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho will hope to dust off his tried and tested second-season formula in 2017-18.

United face a relatively benign start to the season, Rooney's return to Old Trafford with big-spending Everton the most taxing assignment of their opening seven fixtures.

Following the Red Devils" 2-1 loss at the hands of Los Blancos in the Uefa Super Cup meeting earlier in the week, the "special one' all-but ruled out a move for the latter and has hinted that he's ready to place full faith in his existing players.

"It's not something urgent, it's nothing that you are desperate to have it done or not done".

"He was very clear by showing that what he did a year ago was not enough for him - he thinks he can do more".

And the 49-year-old thinks Matic and Lindelof are not yet the stellar signings many fans believe them to be.

"He thinks he can do more and wants more at the highest level, so we're having conversations and we're discussing the possibility of him to stay with us for the second part of the season".

"The West Ham supporters I've spoken to are very happy with the new players".

Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory.

Chances are that Amex Stadium will be rocking in Brighton's first ever Premier League game and the hosts hope that hostile atmosphere will prevent Manchester City from showing all they've got. "I think it is the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers", Mourinho said.

"My initial analysis coming from January and progressively through the other months I was thinking about four players but I am not a hard person to work with - in spite of it looking different sometimes".

"Everything is good and strong, but some of them (other clubs) are really strong in the market, so it is going to be hard".

"I understand the reality of the market, the numbers and my club by doing 75 per cent of what I asked, the club did well".

Mourinho said: "I think everybody is in Europe".

"We always had more goals with wingers, midfielders getting 10 goals, central defenders getting five goals and last season that did not happen much".

The Israeli midfielder will miss around two months of action through a broken fibula, while Sam Baldock and Solomon March are unlikely to play either.

One player who will be excused for not scoring will be new signing Nemanja Matic, who has been at the club for less than two weeks but already looks like the stable defensive midfielder the team need to set Pogba free.

"But we have players and if we cannot strengthen the team in these areas, we have people that we can trust and we go for it".

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