Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Manchester United but admitted he has got striker problems ahead of the Premier League game against Everton.
Mourinho said he will have to keep faith with out-of-form Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford on Sunday because Alexis Sanchez, who missed the midweek defeat to Juventus, is likely to be ruled out again.
The United boss also replied “no” when asked whether Ibrahimovic was an option to ease the goal-scoring burden on Lukaku, who has gone eight games without a goal.
“Well, against Juventus to give him [Lukaku] a break, I don’t think [Michael] Carrick can play as a striker,” Mourinho said.
“Or we play with the players that we did or we decide to give a rest to Lukaku, then [Marcus] Rashford, who plays as a winger?
“We are not in the best moment to try to think about resting players or try to find solutions.
“The solution is to use the players we have.
“One day he will score and one day his confidence levels will be back to normal, which clearly they are not [at the moment] but I always feel that.”