Ibrahimovic out for a month while Lukaku sustains worrying injury

Jose Mourinho revealed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be sidelined for a month after Manchester United’s goalless draw with Southampton . The Swede went off at half-time in United’s Boxing Day clash with Burnley but Mourinho did not divulge the nature of his injury. “Zlatan one month out,” Mourinho said when asked about United’s striking options in light of the head injury sustained by Romelu Lukaku during Saturday’s Old Trafford game against the Saints.

Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask early on after a clash of heads and United could not break down a stubborn Southampton side in his absence as they slipped to third in the Premier League.

The Belgium striker headed over a glorious chance before he was forced off and the hosts had two penalty appeals for handball turned down by referee Craig Pawson.

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