Zlatan Ibrahimovic is dropped for the Chelsea game
Manchester United have benched Ibrahimovic for the clash with Chelsea today (4pm).
"He’s tired, very tired," Mourinho said.
"Maybe the second half. I’ve tried to protect him.
"We will see the results.
"But he is on the bench and ready to give us help."
Ibrahimovic was expected to start against Chelsea today as United seek a top-four finish this season.
"He's tired – very tired," says Mourinho on Zlatan. "I’ll try to protect him but let’s see the result. He's on the bench and ready to help." pic.twitter.com/4VhjH70Usn
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Manchester United fans fume as Zlatan Ibrahimovic dropped for Chelsea clash Sun, April 16, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been dropped to the bench for Manchester United's clash with Chelsea, and fans are livid
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Manchester United fans are livid as Zlatan Ibrahimovic s dropped against Chelsea
But the Swede is rested after his exploits for United in their 1-1 Europa League draw with Anderlecht on Thursday.
The move will no doubt spark fears from United fans that Mourinho is putting all his resources into winning the Europa League, in order to qualify for the Champions League.
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Chelsea named a strong XI for their trip to Old Trafford, although Thibaut Courtois is out with an ankle injury.