Mourinho urges Zlatan to slow down
Posted: 13 September 2017 Time: 03:28 pm
Manchester united boss Jose Mourinho has warned Zlatan Ibrahimovic against rushing his return from a serious knee injury, urging the Swede to refrain from any "crazy" antics.
The veteran striker suffered ligament damage during United's Europa League quarter-final with Anderlecht last season and looked to be on his way out of Old Trafford when his one-year contract expired.
However, he recently penned a fresh one-year deal with the Red Devils and has indicated via social media that he could feature again before the end of the year.
Mourinho, though, is demanding patience and caution from the former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain star.
"I think we need him," Mourinho said. "We wait for him, but with patience. He has to be patient.
"He doesn't have to be emotional and he doesn't have to try to make crazy things to improve [recover] quicker in his mind.
"Because I know that his desire is to improve quicker. So [Mourinho wants him to be] calm – [take things] step by step.
"We want him, but we want him in his best condition."