Manchester United could welcome back both Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the bench this weekend, against Newcastle – reports The Sun, per the Daily Mail.
Pogba, 24 hasn’t featured since suffering a hamstring injury back in September during a Champions League game against FC Basel. His absence has certainly been felt hard over the last few fixtures.
As for Ibrahimovic, the veteran forward blew out his knee back in April. Personally, I thought that was the last we’d see of him in a Red Devils jersey, but after signing a new contract, a return doesn’t seem too far away.
This is just brilliant news. United desperately need some sort of morale boost, and undoubtedly, these two marquee players returning is perfect. Of course, it’ll take them some time to get fully up to speed, but for Jose Mourinho to have them available for selection is great. It gives the self-proclaimed Special One a couple of extra options during the hectic winter period.
The key is to not rush Ibrahimovic back too quickly. Undoubtedly he’ll be desperate to play, but he has to be eased back into things and I’d be surprised if we see him playing regularly before the turn of the year.