Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba available for Manchester United: Jose Mourinho

Rodiano Bonacci
Novembre 18, 2017

Lukaku, who had not scored in his last seven games in all competitions, grabbed his 12th of the season 20 minutes from the end and Mourinho later brought on Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his first appearance since suffering a knee ligament injury in April.

Romelu Lukaku starts up front looking for his first club goal in seven games, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial either side.

'Cavani was relieved when Zlatan left Paris. After a rocky start to his United career, the Argentina worldwide had excelled under Mourinho's management before his injury.

The Red Devils will have to deal with the absence of Phil Jones at the back, though, as the England global misses out on the match with a thigh injury.

The centre-back barely put a foot wrong in helping Sweden stun Italy in the 2018 FIFA World Cup play-offs, yet one unfortunate slip let Newcastle in to take a shock lead.

The half-time scoreline was harsh on Newcastle, who had defended doggedly and carried a threat on the counter.

The Swede made his first appearance in 216 days and, after coming on in the 77th minute, almost marked the occasion with a goal, Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot keeping out his acrobatic volley just before full-time.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo could return for Jose Mourinho's side this weekend, as Man United looks to bounce back from its 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on November 5.

- This was Rafael Benitez's heaviest defeat as a Premier League manager since March 2008, when his Liverpool side lost 3-0 at Old Trafford. "We have to think that the target is to stay in the Premier League, then after try to go as high as we can in the table".

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