"I think Zlatan hasn't been injured much in his career. This week the manager (Jose Mourinho) has been very happy because he has a full team... he knows what he is doing, even when the number of players are limited because he's a victor and has been winning every season", added the Swede. "We had control, we had goals, we had lovely actions".
In such a scenario, we can expect Mourinho to make more than a few changes in the starting XI that faced the Magpies at the weekend.
Though he has often dazzled with his long-legged technical artistry, the recognition of Pogba's influence on United's play has been slow in coming. We are stronger this season.
But he could not compete with Ibrahimovic, whose goal-scoring feats and larger-than-life persona immediately made him a favourite with the Old Trafford faithful.
"He takes the ball into tight areas, holds the ball, beats a man".
Lukaku was a man on fire at the beginning of the season, registering 10 goals in 9 matches, a new club record but the return of Zlatan from injury means that he faces a fight to maintain his status as the number one striker. I am very proud of the moment to play again and for everyone around me because I wouldn't have done it alone.
"The goal was like a wake-up call and the team reacted very well".
In the 54th minute, the three points appeared secure as Pogba marked a memorable comeback with a goal of his own.
The 24-year-old has been directly responsible for eight goals in his last six league appearances - four goals, four assists - and with him and Ibrahimovic back on the scene, confidence is flooding back.
"The way I see it, there are a lot of games, both will get a lot of game time, but the problems will come when the big games arrive, in January and February, Champions League latter stages, the Manchester City games".
It was the start of an impressive period for the visitors, who refused to be knocked out of their stride by a United side buoyed by the return of Pogba.