Man United star player Henrikh Mkhitaryan has replied his critics by scoring a goal and providing an assist in Armenian’s 4-1 win over Belarus on Thursday.
Mkhitaryan started the new term impressively, but his form collapsed in recent weeks and many club supporters want manager Jose Mourinho to get the attacking midfielder sidelined.
The Portuguese manager on his part is not obviously pleased with his options in attacking midfield and is trying to sign a talented playmaker in January to bolster his squad.
He has been linked with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, and of recent, Brazilian youngster Arthur Melo.
However, Henrikh has sent a message across to those at Old Trafford that he still got lots of quality in him, when he helped his country defeat Belarus last night by scoring a goal and providing an assist.
He will be back at Old Trafford when the break is over to play against Newcastle United, and Jose will be hoping the Armenian, as well as the rest of his men, will arrive without injuries.
Frenchman Paul Pogba has been training with the reserves recently and is expected to feature in the game against Rafa Benitez’s side alongside the duo of Marcos Rojo and Michael Carrick.
Man United are still sitting on the second spot of the premier league table behind rivals Manchester City.