Manchester United received a huge boost ahead of the Premier League resumption this weekend, as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have returned to full training. The key duo has come back from its injuries and could possibly feature in the weekend match against Newcastle United from the bench.
According to the Sun, both the players are very close to making a full comeback but manager Jose Mourinho wants to integrate them slowly than rushing them back into action. Nevertheless, it would be a huge boost to the entire United team who were missing the drive of Pogba from the midfield and the skills of Ibrahimovic in the final third.
More than anything else, getting back into the title race would be on top of Mourinho’s agenda, having seen his side fall 8 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
Pogba limped off during United’s 3-0 victory over Basel in the Champions League group encounter in September. That was the time when United were considered to be the strongest contenders, along with City, for the Premier League title.
With Nemanja Matic by his side, Pogba enjoyed driving forward and leading United from the front, this season. The Frenchman has already missed 12 games for the Red Devils and the fans can’t wait for the star to get back into the team!
Another player who the fans would love to welcome back is Swedish talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been missing from action since April. The forward suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during United’s Europa League fixture against Anderlecht and it was believed that he would come back only next year.
However, Zlatan being Zlatan, he has defied the expectations once again, speeding his recovery process. He was initially released by the club following his injury but was allowed to utilise the training facilities at Carrington.
The player’s recovery surprised the club management who then proceeded to offer a new contract to the Swedish striker. His return should give impetus to the club as they look to get back into the title mix.
Isn’t it exciting to have our star men back earlier than expected?