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Eric Bailly brilliantly trolls Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Instagram ahead of Man Utd return

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It's been a great weekend for anyone involved with Manchester United.

Not only did the Red Devils beat Swansea City 4-0 away on Saturday, but a number of their supposed title rivals dropped points.

Arsenal lost 1-0 to Stoke City in Saturday's late kick-off, while Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea in their first home game at Wembley.

Two wins out of two and eight goals finds United top of the Premier League - but that's not the only reason for fans to celebrate.

According to ESPN's Andy Mitten, United expect Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a new short-term deal this coming week.

Ibrahimovic has been out of action since April with a serious knee injury that initially ruled him out until 2018, but he's miraculously recovered and now primed for a return.

The 35-year-old isn't match fit, of course, but judging by the speed of his recovery, it won't take him long.

Just take a look at the video Ibrahimovic uploaded on Instagram on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho's side are already looking strong as it is, having scored eight goals and conceded zero, so the seemingly imminent return of Ibrahimovic is a scary prospect.

United's players will certainly welcome back the 'God of Manchester' with open arms following a season where he scored 17 Premier League goals in 28 games.

His experience, strength and deadly nature all proved vital and will undoubtedly hold the same effect if he's brought in to nurture Romelu Lukaku.

FBL-EUR-C3-AJAX-MAN UTD

One player who seems very excited about Ibrahimovic re-signing is centre-back Eric Bailly, who hilariously trolled his former teammate on Instagram today.

In response to Ibrahimovic's potential return and Instagram video, the Ivorian posted funny footage of him kicking the Swede's bum and then running away.

The caption is equally brilliant: "Hope you're almost ready to return, @iamzlatanibrahimovic, I'll be right here! 😎👊🏾" Check it out.

BAILLY IS READY FOR ZLATAN

Mourinho confirmed himself earlier this month that talks are underway to re-sign Ibrahimovic, saying: "We are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us. It was very clear from him that what he did last year was not enough for him.

"He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season.

"He is injured, he needs time to recover, and is not ready to play tomorrow. It's not something that's urgent, it's not desperate to have it done or not."

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Romelu Lukaku
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Eric Bailly
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