Ibrahimovic has already had the minimum three-week rest period after the European Championships which is required by FIFA however, Mourinho may give him extra time off.
Should the 34-year-old striker miss the China tour where United will play Borussia Dortmund and arch rivals Manchester City he would probably make his debut against either Salford City or Turkish giants Galatasaray.
Salford are of course co-owned by former United stars including Gary Neville and the ex Valencia boss send out the following tweet a few days ago hinting that Ibrahimovic may make his debut against the lower league club.
United will then travel to Ibrahimovic’s home country of Sweden on July 30 to face Galatasaray. The 34-year-old may just be waiting to play his first game back home.