Former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is prepared to rejoin Manchester United regardless of the competition he faces from Romelu Lukaku. The 35-year-old was the main striker for the Red Devils last season, scoring 28 goals in 46 games before suffering a knee damage in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht.
Ibrahimovic has since undergone a surgery on his nasty injury, and he could be available for first-team action as early as December, provided he can prove his fitness. According to The Mail, the big Swede is eager to make his United comeback during the festive period but admits that he will have to play backup to Romelu Lukaku in the forward department.
Jose Mourinho has deployed the 4-2-3-1 formation since the start of the campaign, and Lukaku has not let the club down with four goals in his first three appearances for United. Moreover, the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have excelled in their wider duties and the return of Ibrahimovic would present United with a fourth striker for the first time under Mourinho.
At nearly 36, Ibrahimovic is prepared to take a significant pay cut on his previous £365,000-a-week wages at Old Trafford with Mourinho aiming to enroll the veteran in his Champions League squad for the knockout stage of the competition.