Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return to full first-team training by the end of this month, according to The Sun.
The Manchester United forward has been out since April after suffering a knee injury in the Europa League victory over Anderlecht.
After undergoing surgery, Ibrahimovic was expected to be out until the New Year, but he has made an extraordinarily quick recovery.
The enigmatic Swede has been doing some light training at United's
"Without Zlatan we cannot rotate the striker, especially because Marcus Rashford is playing also in other positions," the Portuguese coach said, quoted by ESPN.
"So until the moment we have Zlatan we cannot think about giving rest to our No. 9, the same way we give in other positions. We cannot do that."
Ibrahimovic's inclusion in the Champions League squad suggests that he could be fit for selection for the latter stages of the group, with the final game against CSKA Moscow coming in December.