Manchester United continued their impressive start to the season when they beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, but Red Devils fans weren’t impressed with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s performance.
The attacking midfielder has scored two goals and provided a further six assists in 10 appearances in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s men this season, but he struggled to make an impact against the bottom-of-the-table Eagles after picking up a goal and assist against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League during the week.
The 28-year-old started all three of United’s matches in the space of seven days though, and he was replaced by Jesse Lingard in the 66th minute against Roy Hodgson’s side.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some said that he has “been so poor lately”, others feel that he “needs to be benched”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Start with Rashford&Martial with Lukaku! Mata skillful but no pace,Mkhi has struggled last few games after starting season well #MUFC
— Ian (@Mancman10) September 30, 2017
— Arsalan (@4h2ggi3) September 30, 2017
— Daniel Ikem (@Dhvrny) September 30, 2017
Mkhi needs to be benched. #MUFC
— Dan (@Camilarisation) September 30, 2017
Mkhi hasn’t been up to par today. Hasn’t really done much in this game #mufc
— Kung-Fu Darii ?? (@DamnDarii) September 30, 2017
— Liam PARKER Francis (@Parker14us) September 30, 2017
Mkhitaryan worrying me lately. Definitely not as good as he was before the international break. #MUFC
— Kine (@wavyarmedman) September 30, 2017