Manchester United play host to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday, and Red Devils fans have urged attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan to perform – if he is named in the starting line-up.
Following a string of disappointing performances the Armenia international was dropped to the substitutes’ bench against Huddersfield Town last weekend, but he failed to inspire the team to pick up a point against the Terriers after coming on at half-time.
Despite making a positive start to the season with five assists in the opening three Premier League matches this term, the 28-year-old has one goal and no assists in six top flight appearances since then.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on Mkhitaryan ahead of the clash against Spurs on Saturday, with some saying if he turns up “we will win easily”, and others believing they need him ‘to have the game of his life’ if they are to get the three points.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Please, Josè. Don't start Mkhi. Worst player to play for us since Kleberson.
— Anthony (@MU_Anthony) October 28, 2017
Mkhi should start today so should Lingard imo
— bonita (@MancunianPuta) October 28, 2017
If mkhi decide to play today, we will win easily, the last two games it felt like we wre man down #MUNTOT
— Brian Ramos14 (@Bryan_Ramos14) October 28, 2017
We need mkhi or Mata today to have the game of their lifes and supply lukaku
— U N I T E D (@paddy030987) October 28, 2017
Middle of the park the big worry, have to get big performances from Herrera & Mkhi(lucky to be starting) for us to win #mufc
— Donie Hartney (@DonieHartney) October 27, 2017
You ok? 😊 be a tough one & close I think.. 2-1, hope mkhi plays well today gets the winner again 🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Kell-MUFC ⚽🔴 (@KellyFosters) October 28, 2017