Kleberson, Bellion & historical quirks: Remembering Rooney's last visit to Old Trafford
Sep 17 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed to return to the field as an improved player as he works his way back to Manchester United after knee surgery.
Though previously put in the negative light with United fans from two transfer request during his time at Manchester, Giggs believes the fans will give Rooney a warm reception on his return to Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Portuguese manager once again expressed his view that Rooney, United's all-time record goalscorer, should be regarded as a United legend, but immediately stressed that he is an Everton player now who will want to beat them on Sunday, as reported by the Guardian.
Ronald Koeman did not use his full strength in Italy, but with a team boasting the likes of Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Morgan Schneiderlin, Leighton Baines and Michael Keane he would have expected better.
Pogba was withdrawn after 19 minutes during United's 3-0 win over Basel in their Champions League opener on Tuesday night (12 September) and now faces up to six weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. "They wanted me, but a few things happened and I thought Everton would be the best place for me to come".
Much like Jose Mourinho today, money was spent addressing apparent weaknesses in the ranks.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes it will be hard for summer signing Romelu Lukaku to match the goalscoring exploits of former striker Wayne Rooney.
Lukaku scored 87 goals in 166 appearances across all competitions for Everton.
The nadir of Man United's 2016/17 campaign was characterised by a collective neurosis going forward - especially at home - as Mourinho's men only managed 54 Premier League goals in 38 games.
"Of course, especially for a striker, it's important how many goals you score", said Mourinho.
"They had a great game in the Champions League in the week and fought hard against Stoke last weekend". "Everybody knows his quality", said Koeman.
Attack: Mourinho seems to be regularly rotating Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford on the left side so we could see the England global recalled on Sunday.
"I said several times last season he is a real finisher".
Apparently though the France midfielder instead opted to seek treatment from an external personal trainer and Mourinho and the United medics feel that has "made the midfielder far more vulnerable to injury".