Man United Facing Crisis With Strikers Lukaku & Ibrahimovic Out Till Next Year

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for one month with a “recurrence” of his knee injury.

Ibrahimovic left out of the squad for United’s 0-0 draw at home to Southampton on Saturday.

Mourinho told the BBC after the game that the 36-year-old striker, who missed seven months before returning to action in November, is set for another spell on the sidelines.

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“It’s the same knee, it’s the knee with an incredible problem,” he said.

“A [36] -year-old man – a lion, like you say he’s a real lion – but not easy and now he’s had a little recurrence and one month out.”

Romelu Lukaku also suffered a head injury during the game and when asked by BT Sport if that meant he only had Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as options at striker, he replied: “Yeah.”

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United host Derby County in the FA Cup on Friday and play Stoke City 10 days later.

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