Zlatan Ibramovic training hard ahead of Manchester United return

Ibrahimovic, who is expected back in December, signed a new one-year deal in August following a fine debut season in England where he scored 28 goals in 46 games.

Manchester United will commence their 2017-18 UEFA Champions League campaign in just eight days when they host FC Basel in group play.

"Competition for places within the squad is great".

The former Sweden worldwide has been sidelined with a knee injury that he suffered at the end of last season during the latter stages of United's victorious Europa League campaign.

Louis Saha believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will "galvanise" Manchester United this season when he returns to action.

But, after helping the Reds to win the Europa League in his first season at Old Trafford, Mourinho says returning to European football's biggest stage is a positive thing for everyone at the club and admits he has Sir Alex's achievement in his sights.

"I already knew for a while that Zlatan would sign but I didn't tell anyone", Lukaku told reporters (via Manchester Evening News) following his hat-trick for Belgium in their 9-0 World Cup qualifying win over Gibraltar on Thursday night.

Lukaku has begun his United career in style by scoring three goals in his first three Premier League games for the club, and he carried his fine goalscoring form into the global break. Last season, I lost a season in the chase for this record but Manchester United is where Manchester United has to be and I'm really happy with that.

Mourinho has also picked James Wilson, who last played for United in 2015. We need his personality, Lukaku told reporters while on global duty with Belgium.

"I think Zlatan will bring us a lot".

"I'm now working under the manager I wanted to work with for a long time".

According to the Mirror, Manchester United have dropped Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard from their Champions League squad. And with him we are looking to do something special.

  • Angelo Rivera