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Zlatan Ibrahimovic back for Man United in January - Jose Mourinho

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to action for Manchester United in January and bring "extra quality" to the team, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Last week, United confirmed that Ibrahimovic was returning to Old Trafford on a one-year contract.

The 35-year-old former Sweden captain had been released after his prolific first season at United was brought to an end by a knee ligament injury.

But he is set to return to action in the New Year and, after watching his side secure a third straight Premier League win against Leicester on Saturday, Mourinho told BT Sport: "He will be back in January.

"When the market is open and people are spending money, we don't.

"But we get a player who was fundamental for us last season. He comes to give us extra quality in the second half of the season."

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