Ibra in­jury would be a ‘dis­as­ter’ - Jose

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MANCH­ESTER: An in­jury to Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic will be dis­as­trous for Manch­ester United, ac­cord­ing to man­ager Jose Mour­inho, who is will­ing to let winger Mem­phis De­pay leave in Jan­uary for the right price. “A dis­as­ter. Ob­vi­ously a dis­as­ter but that’s foot­ball,” Mour­inho told Bri­tish me­dia when asked how dam­ag­ing it would be to lose Ibrahi­movic to in­jury. “It’s not a sur­prise (how many goals he has scored). In Spain, Messi and Cris­tiano (Ron­aldo) have a lot of penal­ties to score. They are phe­nom­e­nal play­ers with lots of penal­ties to score goals. Here, Zla­tan has 18 (league) matches and one penalty. It’s not so easy to score goals. I have to say that in the past cou­ple of months my de­ci­sions in re­la­tion to Mem­phis were in­flu­enced by the feel­ings and in­for­ma­tion that he would like to leave in Jan­uary. And that we were go­ing to have a real of­fer that we would be will­ing to ac­cept. That ob­vi­ously in­flu­ences me.”

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