Manchester United continue their Europa League campaign tomorrow evening, as Jose Mourinho looks to get his side back to winning ways following a poor 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord. Ahead of the game, the manager has given us a bit of early team news, and it’s big.
He has confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start the game at Old Trafford, despite the 34-year-old playing at the weekend. Jose confirmed this in his pre-match press conference earlier today, and it does seem like a bit of a gamble.
Let’s be honest, the influential Swede isn’t getting any younger and you’d imagine the gaffer will want to play him at the weekend against Stoke City as well. You’d imagine that three games in a week is probably beyond Ibrahimovic, and it seems like an unnecessary risk to take, particularly when you have Marcus Rashford in outstanding form.
At the end of the day though, Jose Mourinho knows what he is doing, and I highly doubt he’d risk a key player in this fixture unless he 100% knows that he’ll be fine.