Juan Mata: How Zlatan Ibrahimovic forced Manchester United players to improve

03 October, 2017, 02:00 | Author: Nora May
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The current Manchester United manager has been asked to appear in the court on November 3 to give his statement - just two days before Red Devils' clash with Chelsea in a Premier League encounter.

"Look, without Zlatan, we can not rotate the striker, especially because Marcus Rashford is playing also in other positions", Mourinho said ahead of Saturday's visit of bottom club Crystal Palace.

Jose Mourinho described Marouane Fellaini as a "strong character" for overcoming his early troubles at Manchester United to establish himself as a key player at Old Trafford.

The legendary Swede, 35, is working his way back from the serious knee injury his suffered against Anderlecht last March in the Europa League and hoping to return around the festive period.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have also been in sensational form so far this term and it's hard to see where Jose Mourinho will slot Zlatan Ibrahimovic in when he finally returns from his long layoff.

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Fellaini struggled to make a positive impression early in his United career after arriving from Everton for £27.5 million (31.2m euros, $36.8m) in 2013, with one British newspaper placing him among the 10 worst buys of the Premier League season at the end of his first year. "Sometimes we like players that others don't like", said Mourinho.

Complaining of "disrespect to the club", Mourinho said: "I just think it's unusual because in every country the decisions are made to protect the clubs and here that doesn't happen".

"He's a very important player for me, much more important than what you can imagine", said Mourinho recently. It's not a good situation for us but moaning doesn't help.

The Spaniard told MUTV: "It is a little bit more than what happened last season with Zlatan scoring most of the goals we try to put some goals in the list this season".

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