EPL: Jose Mourinho emotional over Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return for Manchester United

Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 14:31 IST | AFP

Jose Mourinho admitted he felt emotional to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return from his career-threatening knee ligament operation in Manchester United's impressive 4-1 victory over Newcastle United

Jose Mourinho admitted he felt emotional to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return from his career-threatening knee ligament operation in Manchester United's impressive 4-1 victory over Newcastle United. Paul Pogba, coming back from a hamstring problem, started the game and played a pivotal role, laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial and scoring United's third. But Ibrahimovic, who tore knee ligaments against Anderlecht in April and underwent career-saving surgery, drew the biggest cheer of the day when he appeared as a 77th-minute substitute.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"The second half was ours," said Mourinho. "We had control, goals, beautiful actions and still time for a very emotional scene for all of us, who stayed close to such a professional with one of the biggest injuries in football. And so him coming back was a joy for everyone but for us close to him it was more than that, it was a big emotion to see the big guy back."

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