Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have received preferential treatment from Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho has caused quite a stir since he was announced as Manchester United boss earlier on this summer. 

The Special One, who has replaced Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, has already overseen plenty of change, including the departure of club legend Ryan Giggs and the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

Now the Swedish striker, who arrived as a free transfer having spent the last four years with Paris Saint-Germain, is the subject of a less than flattering report in the Times, who claim he is receiving preferential treatment from Mourinho, with whom he shares a close relationship from their time together at Inter Milan. 

That's because the 34-year-old has been given special dispensation to join up with his new team-mates at Manchester United late, even after the club's English players have returned to training. 

The Three Lions exited Euro 2016 five days later than Sweden, who were eliminated in the group stages. However, Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford will return ahead of the Red Devils' tour of China on Monday - although they won't feature in any of the matches.

The tour to the far east will consist of two games against Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai next Friday and Manchester City in Beijing three days later.

Ibrahimovic meanwhile has been granted dispensation to miss the tour entirely. He is currently on holiday in LA and is now in line to make his debut for the club in Manchester United's game against Galatasaray in Stockholm on July 30.

There's been more positive news from pre-season at Carrington, with Luke Shaw back in training ahead of the new season. 

The former Southampton man suffered a horrific broken leg in the Champions League last season against PSV Eindhoven, but is in line to make a return to competitive action in August. 

Team-mate Memphis Depay celebrated the news by posting a picture of the pair on Instagram earlier this week.

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