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Fantasy football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s price – revealed

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back – which means he’ll be a fantasy football asset again for the first time this season.

The big Swede has been named in Manchester United’s squad to play Newcastle on Saturday.


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It is the first time Ibrahimovic has featured in a matchday squad this season since rupturing knee ligaments back in April.

Many feared the icon’s career would be brought to a premature end as a result, but in the most Zlatan way possible he announced his new one-year deal at Old Trafford in August:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Twitter to reveal the news

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Twitter to reveal the news

And, in true Ibra-style, he’s supposedly dumbfounded club doctors and experts to make a far speedier recovery than anticipated.

Ibrahimovic had been targeting a return at the end of October but instead waiting until the end of the international break to make his grand homecoming.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic underwent months of gruelling rehabilitation after suffering knee ligament damage

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Ibrahimovic underwent months of gruelling rehabilitation after suffering knee ligament damage

So, without further ado, it’s time to announce him which he’ll cost this season on Dream Team.

And… it’s an eye-catching £5m.

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All things considered, Ibrahimovic is likely to be a Plan B for United this season after the summer acquisition of Romelu Lukaku.

But with the Belgian going seven games without a goal after a blistering start to the season, could Jose Mourinho turn to the 35-year-old.

Romelu Lukaku says he has benefited from working with Thierry Henry in training with Belgium

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Lukaku has three Premier League goals already for United

Last season he scored 27 goals in all competitions – 16 more than the next best at United – and was instrumental as they won the League Cup, the Europa League.

Ibrahimovic was the fourth highest scoring forward on Dream Team last season with 290 points, some 43 points more than Lukaku bagged.

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It requires you picking seven players with no limited budget from the Saturday and Sunday fixtures.

Sergio Aguero scored as Man City beat Brighton 2-0

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Aguero would be a wise pick this weekend with Man City playing Bournemouth

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