Manchester United may have beat reigning champions Leicester by three-goals-to-nil on the weekend, but it’s easy to forget that for much of the first-half the two teams were pretty evenly matched.
The Red Devils started the game with a 4-4-2 formation partnering Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Marcus Rashford as they attempted to get at the shaky Foxes, but after half an hour it became clear the approach was not working in the manner intended.
Jose Mourinho, as a result, switched to a more familiar 4-2-3-1, putting Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the vital ‘No.10’ position, and the effect was staggering, with the Armenian netting the opening goal before notching an assist in a Man of the Match showing – as voted for by FFC readers.
His stats from the match were so impressive, as was his overall impact, that we’re convinced ‘Mou’ must stick with the summer signing in this role when United face Watford this weekend – and, perhaps, the near future rather than pushing him back out wide or to the bench. What do you think? Tell us below…