Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has played every minute of Manchester United’s three games so far has been given four days of rest by Jose Mourinho while other players get just two. Mourinho put this down to the talismanic striker’s age saying he needs more time to rest and recover.
‘You cannot play 70 matches a season. So I give the other guys, who are not selected for the national teams, two days – and I give four days to Zlatan.’ Mourinho said.
‘At 34 years old, you need to rest. I give holidays a la carte. It depends on the situation. And he is playing every match, every minute. So four matches, he played 360 minutes – four days off for the big guy.’