Football Soccer Britain- Hull City v Manchester United - Premier League - The Kingston Communications Stadium - 27/8/16 Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic. REUTERS/Scott Heppell
CAIRO –1 January 2018: Manchester United strikers, the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, will be out due to injury from the next matches of Manchester United, as announced by the coach of the Reds, the Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho revealed that Ibrahimovic was absent from Saturday's squad for the game against Southampton, which ended with a goalless draw, as Ibrahimovic was injured in the clash of ‘Boxing Day’, on Tuesday against Burnley.
However, he did not reveal the nature of Ibrahimovic’s injury, who was substituted in the rest of the match against Burnley last Tuesday.
Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, had to be removed on a stretcher and with oxygen at the game on Saturday, at Old Trafford, against Southampton.
The Belgian striker, top scorer of his team, was hit in the back of the head by Wesley Hoedt, Southampton defender’s, in an air clash.
Lukaku fell and stayed several minutes without moving. Doctors from the Manchester team treated the footballer, who was removed from the field wearing an oxygen mask.
"Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a month out due to an injury [he sustained] last Tuesday [against Burnley]. I know nothing more about Lukaku but surely we cannot count on him in the next two games," Mourinho said after the match against Southampton.
Manchester United will compete on Monday, January 1 at Goodison Park stadium, against Everton. Later, they will face a commitment to the Cup of England, four days later, against Derby County.