Pogba shines as Ibrahimovic makes Manchester United return

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Jose Mourinho recently confirmed the veteran Swede will make his first team comeback before the year is out having recovered from the cruciate knee ligament injury which cut short his first season at Old Trafford.

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Defender Phil Jones was not included in United's match-day squad after aggravating a thigh problem while on worldwide duty with England, so Victor Lindelof partnered Chris Smalling at centre-back.

Mourinho refused to speak about the midfielder when he was recovering from the hamstring problem but the Manchester United manager conceded that it is clear his team missed Pogba's influence in midfield. "Today was a game where we were doing really well, but as soon as they scored the second goal it was really hard".

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Once again Mourinho's side profited from a pinpoint cross, Lukaku's ball in from the right appearing to tee up Marcus Rashford.

The Swedish striker entered Saturday's Premier League match against Newcastle United in the 77th minute, replacing Anthony Martial. His every touch was hailed by the crowd and he so almost marked the occasion with a goal, Elliot keeping out an acrobatic volley that demonstrated how the Swede has lost none of his flair for the dramatic during his lengthy absence.

Mourinho has turned United back into title contenders after winning the EFL Cup and Europa League in his first season in charge of the Red Devils.

- No player has scored more goals at home than Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League this season (five - joint-high alongside Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane).

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