How Lukaku is delaying my return to Manchester United team – Ibrahimovic

How Lukaku is delaying my return to Manchester United team – Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that Romelu Lukaku’s performance, is the reason why he has not rushed back from injury.

Ibrahimovic has been out since April, after sustaining a serious ACL knee injury.

The Swedish striker landed awkwardly during the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League.

Ibrahimovic underwent surgery and is now close to a return.

In an interview with MUTV, the 36-year-old praised Lukaku, who arrived at the club last summer.

“Yes, he’s doing fantastically well, but it’s no surprise. The only difference now is that he’s doing it at a big club, with all due respect for Everton and all the other clubs he played for.

“Now he’s doing it on the big scene where the pressure is totally different. I think when you’re playing for a top five club in the world the pressure is different compared to other clubs, with all due respect to them.

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“And now he’s doing it on the big scene, he’s showing what he’s good at – scoring goals – he’s a powerful machine. And I think he’s doing exactly what he needs to do – scoring goals and using his power, and not doing things he’s less good at and things he doesn’t need to do.

“He’s around 10 goals I think, so that’s been a big help to the team and as long as he’s scoring the goals I have less pressure to come back fast and the help he gives the team is even better. Hopefully he can continue being on that track producing like he’s doing.”

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