Manchester United bounced back from their disappointing defeat against Huddersfield Town last weekend as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, but Red Devils fans weren’t impressed with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s performance.
The Armenia international returned to the starting line-up after finding himself on the substitutes’ bench against the Terriers, but he failed to get a foothold on the game and he was particularly anonymous in the first half.
While he did seem to spring into life after the break with a shot that Hugo Lloris had to parry away, the 28-year-old was replaced by Jesse Lingard in the 65th minute and now has no goals or assists in his last five Premier League appearances.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some labelled it as “abysmal”, others believe that his form is becoming “a real issue now”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Nicks ψ ⒷⒺⓁⒾⒺⓋⒺ ψ (@wacko83) October 28, 2017
As soon as pogba is back we have to switch to a 3 man midfield of Matic Herrera and pogba. Mkhi has had too many chances. #MUFC
— Amogh Hurali (@Amogh_Hurali) October 28, 2017
We've got to drop Mkhi for the Chelsea game, been abysmal today. Start Martial Lukaku and Rashford. #MUFC
— Alex (@airlex90) October 28, 2017
Mkhi is such wasteful player…everytime Lukaku has to drop behind and collect the ball #mufc
— RÖHiT💀57👑 (@PogProdigy) October 28, 2017
Mkhi a real issue now
Doesn't show up again in a big game.
Lukaku has to go up several levels if he wants to be a top striker#MUFC
— When The Seagulls (@whentheseaguIIs) October 28, 2017
Young was also immense. Special shoutout to Chris Smalling, was also excellent today. De Gea had a field day today. But worried about Mkhi? His speed of thought a little slow, decision making really naive at times.
— All For United (@allforunited) October 28, 2017