If you haven’t heard, Manchester United are in Europa League action tonight against Fenerbache- and one man has caught our eye early on, with the Red Devils still wasting his ability.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was signed amongst Jose Mourinho’s £150m spending spree at Old Trafford this summer but the Armenian continues to find himself outside of the match-day squad, which has left us scratching our heads considering his tremendous season for Borussia Dortmund last term.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 2015/16 Bundesliga season:
82 chances created
Can’t get into Man Utd's Europa League team. pic.twitter.com/im2WF8vWzF
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 20, 2016
Mkhitaryan was one of Europe’s deadliest players last term but he’s struggled to establish himself in Mourinho’s eyes, although to be fair to him he hasn’t really been given a chance. He’s played just four games in the Premier League since his arrival, with three of those appearances coming off the bench.
It’s a really weird situation given the money that United spent on his services and it begs the question as to why he was signed in the first place. Did Mourinho really want Mkhitaryan’s signature? At this point in time, it doesn’t seem it.
Naturally, Twitter was very confused.
The Mkhitaryan mystery deepens. Fit to train and Mourinho said time for him to produce. So what's happened. And as for Schneiderlin #MUFC
— Stuart Mathieson (@StuMathiesonMEN) October 20, 2016
I have no idea if Mkhitaryan is still recovering from an injury or just left out by Mourinho. Either way, it's very annoying.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 20, 2016
Mkhitaryan not even on the bench. Just don't understand it.
— Trafford Times (@TraffordTimes) October 20, 2016
Is mkhitaryan ever gonna play?
— that youdontsay lad (@AmeerulPutra) October 20, 2016
Having a hard time thinking Mkhitaryan wouldn't help us. He's an assist machine. What's the issue? #MUFC
— Evan Salveson (@evansalveson) October 20, 2016