Armenian star player Henrikh Mkhitaryan has lost his place in Manchester United’s starting XI and has been out of action for the red devils in many of their recent games.
And while supporters are interested in knowing why the former Dortmund playmaker is no longer amongst Jose Mourinho’s matchday squad, the Portuguese tactician has explained the player is being excluded due to the need to have a balanced bench.
The Old Trafford club clashed recently with Bournemouth in the premier league on Wednesday night, and Mkhitaryan wasn’t part of the party that participated in the 1-0 win over the Cherries at home.
He has now been excluded in seven of Man United’s last eight matches, and there are serious concerns about the player’s future at Old Trafford – despite that he started this campaign impressively by providing five assists in his first games.
And Mourinho, speaking after his side’s 1-0 win on Wednesday, said he can only have six players on the bench, and must balance things up between each position.
The former Chelsea boss also added that some players deserve a spot ahead of Herinkh – a good indication that the player needs to work extra hard to get back into Mourinho’s first-team.
The Armenian’s last start was the 1-0 defeat to Antonio Conte’s side last month.