Man United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to bring back Wayne Rooney into his starting line-up at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
According to The Express, the 31-year-old is set to make his first Premier League start in over a month as Mourinho moved to dismiss speculation that the United veteran would be leaving the club any time soon.
Rooney’s last league start came in the defeat to Watford on September 18, with his own poor form and the fierce competition for places leading to question marks over his future.
With United seemingly having better options up front and in the attacking positions behind the main striker, the future at Old Trafford appeared pretty bleak for Rooney.
However, the Express are convinced that the England international is set to return to the fold from kick off against Sean Dyche’s men with Ibrahimovic set to drop out of the team.
The Swede has struggled in recent weeks with the goals drying up after he had made an impressive start to life in England.
With his last league goal coming against Manchester City last month, the pressure has been building on him while Mourinho should also accept blame for his dip in form for not resting him and continuously playing him for a full 90 minutes.
In turn, a rest now could be the right decision to allow Ibrahimovic to regroup and come back stronger. That therefore opens a gap for Rooney to exploit, and he’ll be desperate to deliver a performance against Burnley, if he does indeed start, to prove to himself and those around him he still has a big part to play for United.