Pogba starts for Man Utd, Ibrahimovic on bench

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Paul Pogba was named in Manchester United’s starting XI to face Newcastle United on his return from injury on Saturday, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo on the bench.

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Midfielder Pogba has been out since September 12 with a hamstring injury, while striker Ibrahimovic and defender Rojo both sustained serious knee injuries during a Europa League game against Anderlecht in April.

Defender Phil Jones was not included in United’s match-day squad after aggravating a thigh problem while on international duty with England, so Victor Lindelof partnered Chris Smalling at centre-back.

Jose Mourinho’s United began the day eight points below Premier League leaders Manchester City.



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