Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that Romelu Lukaku’s arrival at Manchester United will make his job “easier” when he finally makes his return.
“The team is stronger this season,” he told Sky Sports. “Lukaku is in the team scoring a lot of goals, and he is making the job easier for me, because last year when we were playing we could not change that role.
“We had one scoring the goals, and doing that job, and there was no variations for the coach.
“This season it is easier. Lukaku is only positive, because he makes my comeback less pressured, it gives me a lot of time, and I’m happy for that.”
Jose Mourinho has suggested the 36-year-old could be back before the end of the year but Ibrahimovic insists he will take his time.
He added: “The more time I get, the better it gets. He’s scoring his goals and doing what he needs to do. When I come back, the coach is there, we will see how things go.
“I think I have a lot to bring. Now I have been off for six months, how much more it will be we don’t know, but trust me when I come back I will be motivated. Very hungry.”
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