Man Utd's Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic cut cheese at Old Trafford

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Image: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney teamed up to cut a giant cheese on the Old Trafford pitch

Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were paired up front together at Old Trafford on Wednesday – but only to cut a giant cheese!

The pair have rarely featured in attack this season under Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese preferring to start summer signing Ibrahimovic as a lone forward with Manchester United captain Rooney predominantly used from the substitutes' bench.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jean-Claude Biver cut a ceremonial cheese at the launch of a TAG Heuer Special Edition Manchester United Co-Branded Watch

But Rooney and Ibrahimovic showed they can be an effective partnership as they helped launch a United PR event, which included the first viewing of a club special edition TAG Heuer watch.

They might be more used to cutting open Premier League defences but, as part of the day's events, Rooney and Ibrahimovic sliced through a giant cheese in a cordoned-off area of the Old Trafford pitch.

Wayne Rooney and Jean-Claude Biver cut a ceremonial cheese at the launch of a TAG Heuer Special Edition Manchester United Co-Branded Watch at Old Trafford

Last month, Rooney became United's all-time leading goalscorer when he scored a sublime free-kick against Stoke to move onto 250 goals for the club, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton's 249.

The 31-year-old missed Sunday's 3-0 win over Leicester through illness but returned to training on Wednesday and is expected to be in the squad for the visit of Watford on Saturday.

Manchester United players and Jean-Claude Biver at the launch of a TAG Heuer Special Edition Manchester United Co-Branded Watch
Image: The pair were joined at Old Trafford by team-mates Ander Herrera and David de Gea

Ibrahimovic scored on his debut against Leicester in the Community Shield in August and netted his 20th goal in all competitions in the weekend victory at the King Power.

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The Swedish forward is likely to keep his place in the starting XI against Watford, with sixth-placed United just two points off the top four.

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