- Manchester United have stocked up their store with Ibrahimovic shirts ahead of his return from injury
- Ibrahimovic has been out since April with injury and he is ready to make his comeback before end of 2017
- United's commercial and marketing team are planning a campaign to welcome him back in style
Manchester United 36-year-old striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to return to first team action and preparations are being made to welcome him in a grand-style.
The Manchester United shop has stocked up Ibrahimovic number 10 shirts expecting a large demand for the shirt to welcome back the Swede legend.
The former PSG striker is expected back in the next few weeks after making a stunning return from an ACL injury that was initially feared would end his career.
And United's commercial and marketing team have been anticipating his comeback after this international break.
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Ibrahimovic wore number 9 last season before the arrival of Lukaku, he has now taken over the number 10 jersey left by Wayne Rooney.
An Old Trafford source said: “Departments behind the scenes have been preparing for Zlatan's return to action.
“The social media staff is one thing to get the fans going. There has also been a lot of his replica kits for adults and kids ordered into the shop.
“It is the run up to Christmas, so it's an important time of the year. His return to action has come at the right time if truth be told.”
The Swedish all time highest goalscorer scored 28 goals for United last season before his injury and he is taking a pay-cut to remain at United for another 12 months.