The Belgian midfielder was the subject of interest for Chelsea throughout the summer, but the move never materialized and Antonio Conte ended up signing Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Ibrahimovic is one of a handful of players who has Jose Mourinho's ear and that influence has transmitted onto the pitch through Mkhitaryan, the article says, adding thatMourinho is now prepared to set United up to play to Mkhitaryan's strengths.
Despite those setbacks, United are second in the Premier League, and have won their last five matches in all competitions, scoring 16 goals in the process, before the visit of bottom club Palace.
The Portuguese told reporters following a 4-1 victory over CSKA: "We have a game on Saturday".
Mourinho failed to hand Lukaku the chance to shine when they were together at Chelsea back in 2013, but insists he's developed his game under different managers since then.
"My solution is you prepare players mentally to cope with the physical disadvantage or because I have a squad with other options, I change players and try to play players that didn't play in the last match". With Chelsea, Man City, they also don't play on Sunday.
"It's Roberto's responsibility", said Mourinho.
The Manchester United manager, the report says, sent his scouts to go and watch Nainggolan during Roma's Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid earlier this month. He is humble and wants to learn and improve all the time.
Manchester United will host Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend. After Crystal Palace there is the worldwide break and Belgium I think were the first team to qualify so are not under pressure for a special big match, so Fellaini will be back for us.
They're back now competing and you'd expect United now to be at the latter stages of the Champions League and certainly winning the Premiership.
Whereas over the previous year or two, you're looking at them and thinking, "They'll win a League Cup" or the so-called lesser trophies.