Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic We Cannot Rotate The Striker – Jose Mourinho

Man-U striker Lukaku has been in red-hot form for the team. After completing his £90m move from Everton to Man U, Lukaku faced a huge weight of expectation. Jose Mourinho refused to take credit for Lukaku’s sweltering start.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic     Photo credit: Instagram photo
The coach of Manchester United Jose Mourinho says Man U is relying on Romelu Lukaku to keep shouldering the goal-scoring burden until Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes back to the pitch. Ibrahimmovic has a serious knee injury and his still receiving treatment.

The 24-year-old Belgin striker only rested during United’s 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over Burton Albion. Despite the increase inspection on his performances, he has fitted flawlessly at Old Trafford. In nine appearances, while playing for nothing less than 90 minutes in each of the matches Lukaku has scored ten times.

Man-U striker Lukaku has been in red-hot form for the team. After completing his £90m move from Everton to Man U, Lukaku faced a huge weight of expectation. Jose Mourinho refused to take credit for Lukaku’s sweltering start. Instead he said it is as a result of hard work, steady and gradual improvement since he arrived in the Premier League as an 18-year-old in 2011.

According to Jose Mourinho

“Without Zlatan, we cannot rotate the striker, especially because Marcus Rashford is playing also in other positions. So until the moment we have Zlatan, we cannot think about giving rest to our number nine the same way we give in other positions.”

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“Every step in his career, he grabbed it with both hands, since his first loan to West Bromwich Albion. He grabbed that opportunity with both hands, fighting for his evolution. He was very strong in his desire to be playing in a team with other objectives now and with Champions League football. It was always his dream to come to this level.”

“He works hard, he rests, he has a great professional life outside the football pitch and he has great ambition. So it is a global evolution. It wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t say that every step in his career with different managers, different players and different teams is not contributing to what he is now. Of course now, Manchester United is a different level of expectation and he is coping well.”

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