Romelu Lukaku had little in the way of competition at Everton, but Ibrahimovic, who revealed he had other clubs interested in his availability, won’t have re-signed for the club to sit on the bench. With an immeasurable level of self-belief, Mourinho will utilise Ibrahimovic’s attitude to Lukaku’s – and his other young forwards’ – advantage. Whether the club’s number 10 is in the starting line-up or not, the pressure will be on those playing in attack to keep their place, with the most experienced of players who relishes the big games in the second half of the season capable of and itching to taking over.
Friday, August 25, 2017
So what’s behind United’s brilliant beginning to the campaign?
Scroll through the gallery above to check out five things Jose Mourinho has got spot on at Manchester United this summer.