Manchester United maintained their 100% record in this season’s Champions League as they beat Benfica 1-0 at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday night, but Red Devils fans weren’t impressed with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s performance.
Despite being taken off in the 63rd minute in the goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday after struggling to make an impression in the final third, the Armenia international was once again named in the central attacking midfield position for the clash against the Portuguese side.
However the 28-year-old, who has now failed to provide a goal or assist in six of his last eight appearances in all competitions, was largely anonymous in a match that was light on entertainment and was substituted in the dying embers of the game.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some described it as “the single worst performance I’ve ever seen from a player”, others described him as “shambolic”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
No, I didn't mention Mkhitaryan because it's beyond a joke with him. Come to the point of no return. He's simply a shambolic player.
— Pogbesque (@Pogbessque) October 19, 2017
Need Mkhitaryan out my club
— LIAM (@MagicaIPogba) October 19, 2017
Beating Huddersfield is essential. The job will be made so much easier by dropping Mkhi. Looks lost
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) October 19, 2017
Don't understand what's happening to Mkhitaryan in the last two games, needs to be on the bench now.
— Ilhaam Kader (@IlhaamKader) October 19, 2017
Mkhitaryan has been awful in the last few games.
Must be benched. For a couple of games.
— ᴹᶦᶜʰᵃᵉˡ (@SirCarrick) October 19, 2017
Mkhitaryan is reminding me more and more of Kagawa every week. Unplayable at his best but is he consistent enough for a top side…not sure
— Michael Barton (@mrmichaelbarton) October 19, 2017
Controversial maybe but Mkhi doesn't show up enough. He's 28. Should be in his prime . Hasn't shown nothing for us lately. #mufc
— Nathan Jackson (@nathan_jackz) October 18, 2017
Haven't been on the Mkhi hate train but yesterday has to be the single worst performance I've ever seen by a player.#MUFC
— Alex Adams (@AxAs23) October 19, 2017
Mkhi needs to step it up! He's been very poor lately! #MUFC
— Nelson 🇾🇪 (@AzumaNelson) October 18, 2017