Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

In the Cold

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

In the Cold

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ZLATAN Ibrahimovic is being frozen out at United, according to his friend and former Chelsea man Adrian Mutu.

The Swede hasn't played for the Reds since the Boxing Day draw with Burnley at Old Trafford, despite recovering from injury.

Ibrahimovic was given a new United contract at the start of the season having rapidly progressed with his recovery from the knee ligament damage which ended his campaign early last season.

But, despite returning to training in February, the 36-year-old has yet to feature for United this year and was left out of the squad for the Sevilla game, despite training with the team the day before. And former Chelsea striker Mutu, who is a friend of Ibrahimovic after their time playing together for Juventus, has given an update as to why his mate has not been involved.

"Mourinho doesn't care about the performance, only the result," Mutu told Telekom Sport Romania.

"I have information that Ibrahimovic is not injured, he's just cold with Mourinho right now. …

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