The Red Devils found themselves two goals down at half time thanks to some poor defending from set-pieces once more and a stunning free-kick.
United managed to eventually turn things around through substitute Jesse Lingard but an incredibly sloppy first half left fans fuming.
Ibrahimovic was hooked at half time and it was the Englishman who scored a brace to rescue Mourinho and his side.
Fans criticised the manager’s decision to select the Swede ahead of Lingard and it’s fair to say the in form player must be wondering the same.
Matic, Mata, Shaw had very good games. Ibrahimovic shouldn’t get close to starting another game anytime soon.
— Red (@ThatBoyGiggsy) December 26, 2017
The Ibrahimovic and Lukaku partnership has started today and should also end today. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 26, 2017
If Ibrahimovic is anything like the lion he says he is, he’ll rip up his contract so we don’t waste anymore money on his stupid shit
— #EndSARS (@AliquamScripto) December 26, 2017
Do people not realise playing a 36-year-old, who’s just recovered from an ACL injury, in a role that needs movement, won’t work? Not even Ibrahimović’s fault, Mourinho should know it won’t work.
— Jordan (@FourFourJordan) December 26, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first Premier League start of the campaign and must’ve been relieved that he was taken off by his manager after struggling in the first half.
Burnley outfoxed the Red Devils and took advantage of the former PSG man’s lack of mobility in the attacking midfield area.
Ibrahimovic started in behind Romelu Lukaku with Jose perhaps trying to partner the two successfully in order to add more goals to United’s game.
However, the decision proved costly and Zlatan was nowhere near match fit to really make any kind of impact on the match.
Although his players let him down, Mourinho will surely be reflecting on his own decision making and will hope to quickly put a stop to the Red Devils’ season unravelling.